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History of My Life: Volume 5 & 6 by Giacomo Casanova
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"These memoirs are compulsive reading...they are the work not only of a highly accomplished seducer but of a literary artist of the highest talents."--J. H. Plumb, 'New York Times Book Review' In volumes 5 and 6, Casanova brings his flight from the Inquisitor's prison in Venice to a happy conclusion. Exiled from Venice, he goes to Munich and Paris, where he establishes himself as a cabalist, makes a fortune in Holland, helps start the French State Lottery, goes on to Switzerland where he meets Voltaire.

Author Biography

Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice in 1725. His parents, both actors, wanted him to become a priest, but their hopes were dashed when, at sixteen, he was expelled from seminary for immoral misconduct. Probably best-known for his reputation as a womanizer, Casanova was in turn a secretary, a soldier in the Venetian army, a preacher, an alchemist, a gambler, a violinist, a lottery director, and a spy. He translated Homer's Iliad into Italian and collaborated with Da Ponte on the libretto for Mozart's Don Giovanni. He retired in 1785 to the castle of a friend-Count Waldstein of Bohemia-in order to write his memoirs.
Release date NZ
May 22nd, 1997
Translated by Willard R. Trask
Country of Publication
United States
32, 32 black & white illustrations
Johns Hopkins University Press
Interest Age
From 18
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