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It was his intention to trade a few sword-thrusts in some place or another, and get the business over with.


A sparkling new translation tells the tale of a young libertine who finds his rapier wit matched by actual rapiers.

In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee ...
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The Duel

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Overview

About This Book

It was his intention to trade a few sword-thrusts in some place or another, and get the business over with.


A sparkling new translation tells the tale of a young libertine who finds his rapier wit matched by actual rapiers.

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 even- tually 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 An Enhanced eBook

This eBook contains Illuminations—additional illustrated material that expand the world of Casanova's novella through text and illustrations—at no additional charge.

"Illuminations" contains writings 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 illustrations include: Francesco Casanova - Anton Raphael Mengs - Jean-Marc Nattier - Johann Berka - 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: 9781612190730
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Series: Art of the Novella Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

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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