Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Although it might not seem like it at first, Machen was something of a kindred spirit and a perfect choice to make this translation from the original French into English. About this Item: Penguin Classics, 2002. He wasn't just drawn to their bodies, either. Then I read it twice on a Palm Pilot. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. He could easily have sated his pathological addiction to new women in a much more economical fashion. About this Item: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Upon a routine check-up with an ageing, ailing, anomic Casanova, this doctor noticed that the Venetian would become animated whenever he alluded to his past exploits, and so recommended that he spend some time revisiting his life in an autobiography. The collaboration between Brockhaus and Schütz stopped in 1824, after the publication of the fifth volume. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
Before continuing too far into these memoirs, the reader must first decide whether or not they're in the hands of a reliable narrator. A slight tan to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. Which made Casanova's conquests even more astounding, as a woman's virtue was often their most valuable asset. Histoire de ma vie Story of My Life is both the and of , a famous 18th-century Italian adventurer. He lived a life stranger than most fictions, and the tale of his own adventures is his most compelling story, and one that remained unfinished at the time of his death. Fashion your life like a leaf caught in a hurricane.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. In response to the piracy Brockhaus brought out a second edition in French, edited by 1782—1852 which was very unreliable as Laforgue altered Casanova's religious and political views as well as censoring sexual references. How many know someone like this? Though he did often find himself drawn to the aristocracy, simply by dint of their decadent lifestyles, he was all-too-aware of the royalty's susceptibility to simpering idiocy, and the poorer classes' innate nobility. Now, for the first time in over 25 years, they are available once again, in an attractively bound six-volume edition of a 1966 translation by Willard R. Casanova himself, from the off, identifies himself as a firm believer in God, though his interpretation of scripture is pretty unique to say the least. . Bibliographic Record Author Translator Title The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, 1725-1798.
These editions were also successful, and another French pirate edition was prepared with another translation from the German edition. In 1960, a collaboration between Brockhaus and the French editor led to the first original edition of the manuscript. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie Story of My Life , regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex. Curse that wench from the motherland for breaking the seemingly cast-iron spirit of Casanova. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit. By: 1725-1798 This is the first of five volumes. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
About this Item: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. His writing demonstrates his talent for dialogue, while his life seems an inadvertent testament to skill in plot development. Customer service is our top priority!. It's been some three or four years since I first read this, but Giacomo Casanova's loomed large in my psyche ever since. Book is in Used-Good condition. This new selection contains all the highlights of Casanova's life: his youth in Venice as a precocious ecclesiastic; his dabbling in the occult; his imprisonment and thrilling escape; and his amorous conquests, ranging from noblewomen to nuns. Some extracts of the translation and the first volume were published as early as 1822.
His writing demonstrates his talent for dialogue, while his life seems an inadvertent testament to skill in plot development. About this Item: Penguin Classics, 2001. The book covers Casanova's life only through 1774, although the full title of the book is Histoire de ma vie jusqu'à l'an 1797 History of my Life until the year 1797. Fellini's effort is truly abyssmal, and many of the video conceptions that have followed are insipid at best. Customer service is our top priority!. His memoires run to several volumes of gripping narrative, being considered to be the most authentic source of the European social customs of the Eighteenth Century.
It's a sad, frail ending to one of the most ostentatiously wonderful works of literature ever written. She asked her brother Carlo to quickly sell the manuscript. Casanova gambled, spied, translated, dueled, schemed, traveled, and observed people of all levels of society, having been born of two actors and becoming a self-made gentleman. Then I read it twice on a Palm Pilot. If you hear tell of a position opening in some far-flung corner of the world, take it! The number of dry, dour translations which have no doubt soured readers to the genius of the original source is far too high.
First page of Casanova's manuscript. The spine may show signs of wear. Casanova lost his virginity to two sisters in his early teens, and the liaisons only get more seamy and fascinating from there on out- with arguably the love of his life being an escapee nun. Now, I have embarked upon Willard Trask's translation. Did the legions of women whose lives he fleetingly entered really leave him on as good terms as he imagined? This is a popular and cheap edition. At least that he remembered. If you are reading this, you probably know why, or can guess from all other contributions here.