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The Story of My Life - Giacomo Casanova, Gilberto Pizzamiglio, Stephen Sartarelli
The Story of My Life
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Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, Good Samaritan, spy, swashbuckler, self-made gentleman, entrepreneur, wit, poet, translator, philosopher, and general bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover the Western world has known, but also a storyteller of the first order.... show more
Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, Good Samaritan, spy, swashbuckler, self-made gentleman, entrepreneur, wit, poet, translator, philosopher, and general bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover the Western world has known, but also a storyteller of the first order. Since he lived a life richer and stranger than most fictions, the tale of his own adventures is his most compelling story, but his memoir remained-at twelve volumes-unfinished at the time of his death. In these selections culled from authoritative French texts are all the highlights of Casanova's life: his youth in Venice as a precocious ecclesiastic; carousing and dabbling in the occult; imprisonment and thrilling escape; travels and encounters with major literary figures and world leaders; and, of course, many amorous conquests, ranging from noblewomen to nuns to cobblers' daughters, all of them willing partners in the adventures of his life.The first new translation since the 1960s, this Penguin Classics edition will provide readers with the most famous episodes as well as the overall shape of a monumental work in one beautiful, unique volume.@ WHO IS THIS WOMAN WHO KEEPS PUTTING MY HANDS IN MY MOUTH. A PEDERAST? CAN SHE NOT HEAR ME SCREAM? I CAN’T.From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140439151 (0140439153)
ASIN: 140439153
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Story of My Life (Penguin Classics)
Let me say that if I could have dinner with ten people - regardless of the time period - I would DEFINITELY want Giacomo Casanova there! He had adventure after adventure. I loved the story! It was a really wild ride. And the thing I liked most about it was it was so fresh and exciting - not your...
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