Memoirs of Casanova Volume VI

by Giacomo Casanova (Author)
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Memoirs of Casanova (1792) is the autobiography of Italian adventure and socialite Giacomo Casanova. Written at the end of his life, the Memoirs capture the experiences of one of Europe’s most notorious figures, a man whose escapades as a gambler, womanizer, and socialite are matched only by his unique gift for sharing them with the world. More than perhaps any other man, Casanova sought to emulate the lessons of the Enlightenment on the level of everyday life, a sentiment captured perfectly in the opening sentence of his Memoirs: “I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.”Memoirs of Casanova Volume VI finds Giacomo Casanova living in the city of Parma, where he has fallen in love with a beautiful Frenchwoman named Henriette. Despite their deep attraction, despite Casanova’s efforts to lead a respectable, law-abiding life, Henriette discovers, after three months of passion, that he is no more than a broke, low-born, violent man, and leaves him for good. Brokenhearted, filled with self-doubt, Casanova returns to Venice once more, where a successful streak in gambling gives him the funds to make his way to Paris. With renewed hope, he sets out on the legendary Grand Tour, arriving in the French capitol in 1750. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Giacomo Casanova’s Memoirs of Casanova is a classic of European literature reimagined for modern readers.

Contributor
Mint Editions (Collaborator)
Publication date
May 04, 2021
Publisher
Collection
Page count
152
ISBN
9781513286907
File size
2 MB