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History of My Life: v.11  free pdf "Now at last we can enjoy the wonderful 'History of My Life'...as if we were reading an entirely new book...Few more extraordinary men have ever lived- an no memoirist gives us a more vivid impression of the social background of his period."--Peter Quennell The last two volumes of Casanova's account of his extraordinary life include the story of his imprisonment in Buen Retiro, his trip to Madrid and his affair with Doqa Ignacia, his journey to Barcelona and his detention in the Tower, his encounter with Lord Baltimore, and his serious illness in Aix-en-Provence when he is taken care of by a mysterious woman who turns out to the servant of one of his first loves, Henriette.

About Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice in 1725. His parents, both actors, wanted him to become a priest, but their hopes were dashed when, at sixteen, he was expelled from seminary for immoral misconduct. Probably best-known for his reputation as a womanizer, Casanova was in turn a secretary, a soldier in the Venetian army, a preacher, an alchemist, a gambler, a violinist, a lottery director, and a spy. He translated Homer's Iliad into Italian and collaborated with Da Ponte on the libretto for Mozart's Don Giovanni. He retired in 1785 to the castle of a friend-Count Waldstein of Bohemia-in order to write his memoirs.

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Author : Giacomo Casanova
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 22 May 1997
ISBN : 0801856671
EAN : 9780801856679
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 864 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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