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Conversations with Casanova

A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

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Conversations with Casanova by Derek Parker
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A quiet chat with Casanova turns into a catalogue of racy encounters set in 18th-century Venice and other cities ... and we can even ask questions! You'll find out just how he got himself both in and out of some extremely sticky situations, from debt and imprisonment, to confrontations with jealous husbands and even heartbreak. Renowned as a great lover and seducer, Casanova was far more than a bed hopping rake. He founded the world's first national lottery, discussed theories of taxation with Frederick the Great, debated the merits of the Gregorian calendar with Catherine the Great, talked theology with Pope Clement XIII, lectured on Horace and Homer, and gave a public recital of his own poem on the Passion of the Christ. He was also an accomplished swindler, an extraordinary wit, a brilliant philosopher, a formidable duellist, and a notable spy.The impressive scale of Casanova's many gifts - and vices - is brought brilliantly to life in this innovative biography. A concise biographical essay is followed by a scintillating dialogue that is as historically rigorous as it is entertaining. As Dita Von Teese says in her Foreword: "In my most amorous fantasies, I spend languid days and glittering nights with a true 'Casanova'- a man with a heartfelt passion for life, a thirst for knowledge and adventure, and of course a lust for refined romance." Be seduced by this brilliant book.

Author Biography

Derek Parker is a former chairman of the Society ofAuthors and a well-known biographer, critic and broadcaster. His books include TheCompleat Astrologer (with Julia Parker) and numerous biographies, includingthose of Casanova, Byron, John Donne, William Lilly, Voltaire and BenvenutoCellini. Dita VonTeese is the undisputed queen of the burlesquerevival. A renowned performer of spectacular shows around the world, she isalso in demand as a fashion model and has created a book, Burlesque/Fetishand the Art of the Teese (2006). Her official website can be found at www.dita.net.
Release date NZ
June 11th, 2019
Author
Contributor
Foreword by Dita Von Teese
Pages
128
Edition
New edition
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Watkins Publishing
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781786782298
Product ID
29076898

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