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Author Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798, author.

Title The Memoirs of Casanova [electronic resource] / Giacomo Casanova.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (1116 pages)
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Summary The autobiography of a fascinating figure -- as well as a rich, detailed portrait of eighteenth-century European society . The Venetian son of a dancer and an actress, Giacomo Casanova is best known today for his legendary womanizing. But he also lived a remarkable life of adventure. A well-educated man and a gambler, Casanova worked in the church, joined the military, and became a musician, but he ultimately chose to live as a debauched nobleman, seeking pleasure wherever and whenever he could. Casanova's travels brought him into contact with the wealthy and powerful of his day -- from the pope to Mozart and Voltaire -- and to numerous locations across Europe, often one step ahead of scandal, at one point even making a daring escape from prison. In these memoirs he shares his stories, providing unique insight into a singular figure in history.
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Subject Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798.
Adventure and adventurers -- Europe -- Biography.
Europe -- History -- 18th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bair, Lowell, editor.
Added Title Mémoires. English
ISBN 9781504063869 (epub)
Standard No. 9781504063869

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