skip to content
History of my life Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

History of my life

Author: Giacomo Casanova
Publisher: New York ; London : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 290.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The name of Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-98), is now synonymous with amorous exploits, and there are plenty of these, vividly narrated, in his memoirs. But Casanova was not just an energetic lover. In his time he was a diplomat, businessman, trainee priest, traveler, prisoner, magician, confidence man, gambler, professional entertainer, and charlatan. He financed business projects, organized  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Giacomo Casanova; Giacomo Casanova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Casanova
ISBN: 1857152905 9781857152906 0307265579 9780307265579
OCLC Number: 1062094366
Notes: This translation originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.
Description: lxviii, 1429 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 290.
Other Titles: Mémoires.
Responsibility: Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt ; first translated into English in accordance with the original French manuscript by William R. Trask ; abridged by Peter Washington ; with an introduction by John Julius Norwich.

Abstract:

"The name of Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-98), is now synonymous with amorous exploits, and there are plenty of these, vividly narrated, in his memoirs. But Casanova was not just an energetic lover. In his time he was a diplomat, businessman, trainee priest, traveler, prisoner, magician, confidence man, gambler, professional entertainer, and charlatan. He financed business projects, organized lotteries, wrote opera libretti, and dabbled in high politics. Above all he was an autobiographer of enduring brilliance and subtlety who left behind him what is probably the most remarkable confession ever written. Casanova explored to the full all the possibilities eighteenth-century Venice offered by way of love and profit before being imprisoned, escaping from jail, and fleeing from the city to begin travels that took him across Europe. In Moscow and London, Berlin and Constantinople, he met the famous men and women of his time--Catherine the Great, Voltaire, Louis XV, Rousseau--and recorded his encounters for the memoirs he wrote in retirement at the end of his life. History of My Life is by turns touching, thrilling, wonderfully comic, and quite irresistible. The present edition, which includes approximately one third of Casanova's enormous (and unfinished) book, contains all his major adventures and all his greatest affairs of the heart."--Publisher's description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1062094366> # History of my life
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1062094366#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Mémoires.
    library:oclcnum "1062094366" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Place/europe> ; # Europe.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/adventure_and_adventurers> ; # Adventure and adventurers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/socialites_italy> ; # Socialites--Italy
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Place/italy> ; # Italy.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/adventure_and_adventurers_europe> ; # Adventure and adventurers--Europe
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Person/casanova_giacomo_1725_1798> ; # Giacomo Casanova
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.253092/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/socialites> ; # Socialites
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Person/casanova_giacomo_1725_1798> ; # Giacomo Casanova
    schema:datePublished "2006" ;
    schema:description ""The name of Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-98), is now synonymous with amorous exploits, and there are plenty of these, vividly narrated, in his memoirs. But Casanova was not just an energetic lover. In his time he was a diplomat, businessman, trainee priest, traveler, prisoner, magician, confidence man, gambler, professional entertainer, and charlatan. He financed business projects, organized lotteries, wrote opera libretti, and dabbled in high politics. Above all he was an autobiographer of enduring brilliance and subtlety who left behind him what is probably the most remarkable confession ever written. Casanova explored to the full all the possibilities eighteenth-century Venice offered by way of love and profit before being imprisoned, escaping from jail, and fleeing from the city to begin travels that took him across Europe. In Moscow and London, Berlin and Constantinople, he met the famous men and women of his time--Catherine the Great, Voltaire, Louis XV, Rousseau--and recorded his encounters for the memoirs he wrote in retirement at the end of his life. History of My Life is by turns touching, thrilling, wonderfully comic, and quite irresistible. The present edition, which includes approximately one third of Casanova's enormous (and unfinished) book, contains all his major adventures and all his greatest affairs of the heart."--Publisher's description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3943542222> ; # Mémoires.
    schema:genre "Autobiographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Series/everyman_s_library_alfred_a_knopf_inc> ; # Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Series/everyman_s_library> ; # Everyman's Library ;
    schema:name "History of my life"@en ;
    schema:productID "1062094366" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1062094366#PublicationEvent/new_york_london_alfred_a_knopf_2006> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Agent/alfred_a_knopf> ; # Alfred A. Knopf
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781857152906> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307265579> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA940964> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1062094366> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Agent/alfred_a_knopf> # Alfred A. Knopf
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Alfred A. Knopf" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Person/casanova_giacomo_1725_1798> # Giacomo Casanova
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1725" ;
    schema:deathDate "1798" ;
    schema:familyName "Casanova" ;
    schema:givenName "Giacomo" ;
    schema:name "Giacomo Casanova" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Place/europe> # Europe.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Europe." ;
    schema:name "Europe" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Series/everyman_s_library> # Everyman's Library ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1062094366> ; # History of my life
    schema:name "Everyman's Library ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Series/everyman_s_library_alfred_a_knopf_inc> # Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1062094366> ; # History of my life
    schema:name "Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/adventure_and_adventurers> # Adventure and adventurers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Adventure and adventurers"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/adventure_and_adventurers_europe> # Adventure and adventurers--Europe
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Adventure and adventurers--Europe"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943542222#Topic/socialites_italy> # Socialites--Italy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Socialites--Italy"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3943542222> # Mémoires.
    schema:name "Mémoires." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307265579>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0307265579" ;
    schema:isbn "9780307265579" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781857152906>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1857152905" ;
    schema:isbn "9781857152906" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.