The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI),

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" (Illustrated)

by Giacomo Casanova
     
 

• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 20 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 20 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years". “A series of adventures wilder and more fantastic than the wildest of romances, written down with the exactitude of a business diary; a view of men and cities from Naples to Berlin, from Madrid and London to Constantinople and St. Petersburg; the 'vie intime' of the eighteenth century depicted by a man, who to-day sat with cardinals and saluted crowned heads, and to morrow lurked in dens of profligacy and crime; a book of confessions penned without reticence and without penitence; a record of forty years of "occult" charlatanism; a collection of tales of successful imposture, of 'bonnes fortunes', of marvellous escapes, of transcendent audacity, told with the humour of Smollett and the delicate wit of Voltaire. Who is there interested in men and letters, and in the life of the past, who would not cry, "Where can such a book as this be found?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014189958
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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