The Duel

The Duel

by Giacomo Casanova
     
 

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In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee his hometown after falling afoul of the authorities. But sheltering in the royal court he finds treachery and insult and is eventually positioned into a meaningless confrontation over a woman he cares nothing about. Told with debonair wit and a merciless

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About This Book

In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee his hometown after falling afoul of the authorities. But sheltering in the royal court he finds treachery and insult and is eventually positioned into a meaningless confrontation over a woman he cares nothing about. Told with debonair wit and a merciless attitude toward high society, the tale becomes a tense adventure that leads to a surprising outcome.

This Is A Melville House “HybridBook”

HybridBooks are a union of print and electronic media: Purchasers of this print edition also receive Illuminations—additional curated material that expands the world of Casanova's novella through text and illustrations—at no additional charge. 
 
To obtain the Illuminations for The Duel by Giacomo Casanova, simply scan the QR code (or follow a url) found at the back of the print book; the link leads to a landing page where you can download a file for your preferred electronic reading device.

Included are excerpts from work by Havelock Ellis - W.E. Garrett Fisher - Richard von Kraft Ebbing - Arthur Schnitzler - Arthur Symonds - Mark Twain - And the entire version of Casanova's duel as written in his personal memoirs.
 
Full-color art by Francesco Casanova - Anton Raphael Mengs - Jean-Marc Nattier - Johann Berka - an 1841 map of Weehawken - "An Air Balloon Engagement" by J. Barrow - and portraits of the ten most deadly duelists.
 
Also included: “Famous Duels, Duelists, and Dueling Grounds

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935554493
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Art of the Novella Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,212,749
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) was a Venetian adventurer and author. Although he is remembered as a famous womanizer, he is also one of the most important writers of the 18th century.

James Marcus is the translator of Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror.

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