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Casanova's women : the great seducer and the women he loved

Author: Judith Summers
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"The eighteenth-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova used his charisma to talk his way into the beds of more than two hundred women and turned his name into a synonym for seduction. Charming, brilliant and devastatingly attractive, the compulsive womaniser claimed to like and understand his conquests. He could be the perfect lover when he wanted to - thoughtful, generous and imaginative - but he could also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Giacomo Casanova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Summers
ISBN: 1596911220 9781596911222
OCLC Number: 64065895
Description: xii, 365 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Author's note --
2 April 1798 --
Zanetta --
Virgins of the Veneto --
Donna Lucrezia --
Bellino --
Henriette --
M.M. and C.C. --
Manon Balletti --
The Marquise d'Urfé --
Marianne de Charpillon and Pauline --
Sophia Williams and Teresa Imer Cornelys --
4 June 1798 --
Notes --
Brief chronology.
Responsibility: Judith Summers.
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"The eighteenth-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova used his charisma to talk his way into the beds of more than two hundred women and turned his name into a synonym for seduction. Charming, brilliant and devastatingly attractive, the compulsive womaniser claimed to like and understand his conquests. He could be the perfect lover when he wanted to - thoughtful, generous and imaginative - but he could also be ruthless, cruel, selfish and dishonest." "Who were the women upon whom Casanova built his reputation as one of the greatest lovers who ever lived? From the two sisters with whom he had his first sexual experience to the libidinous Venetian nun who defied God in order to sleep with him, from the wealthy widow he tricked out of a fortune to the love of his life, the glamorous and daring Henriette, they all have their story to tell. Here Judith Summers looks at history's most famous seducer from a female perspective, throwing new light on a dangerous and beguiling man."--BOOK JACKET.

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