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Author: Giacomo Casanova; Stephen Sartarelli; Sophie Hawkes; Gilberto Pizzamiglio
Publisher: New York : Marsilio Publishers ; Saint Paul, MN : Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2000.
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"In these selections from the autobiography that Casanova titled The Story of My Life, the first such compendium in English since the French text was established in 1959, we encounter all the essential elements of his eventful days on earth: his youth in Venice as adolescent ecclesiastic; his carousing and dabbling in the occult; his imprisonment and thrilling escape; his far-ranging travels and encounters with such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
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Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798.
Story of my life.
New York : Marsilio Publishers ; Saint Paul, MN : Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2000
(OCoLC)606348730
Named Person: Giacomo Casanova; Giacomo Casanova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Casanova; Stephen Sartarelli; Sophie Hawkes; Gilberto Pizzamiglio
ISBN: 1568860633 9781568860633
OCLC Number: 44789122
Notes: "An Agincourt edition."
Description: xxvi, 532 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Family history --
My first memory --
Journey to Padua --
My grandmother boards me at the home of Doctor Gozzi --
My first acquaintance with love --
Bettina believed to be mad --
Father Mancia --
The pox --
I leave Padua --
The patriarch of Venice confers the minor orders on me --
Getting to know Senator Malipiero, Teresa Imer, Father Tosello's niece, Signora Orio, Nanetta, Marta, and La Cavamacchie --
I become a preacher --
My adventure at Pasiano with Lucia --
My brief but highly eventful visit to Ancona --
Cecilia, Marina Bellino --
The Greek slave girl from the lazaretto --
Bellino revealed --
Bellino Unmasked --
His Story --
Comic encounter at Orsara --
Journey to Corfu --
Sojourn in Constantinople --
Bonneval --
My return to Corfu --
I become a true good-for-nothing --
A great stroke of luck raises me from destitution to the rank of wealthy gentleman --
My apprenticeship in Paris --
Portraits --
Oddities --
A thousand things --
My blundrs in the French language, my successes, my many acquaintances --
Louis XV --
My brother arrives in Paris --
My sojourn in Vienna --
Joseph II --
My departure for Venice --
First meeting with M.M. Letter from C.C. Second meeting with the nun in my superb casino in Venice --
I am happy --
Continuation of the preceding chapter --
Visit to the convent and conversation with M.M. --
Her letter to me and my answer --
Rendez-vous at the casino in Murano, witnessed by her lover --
Under the lead roof --
The earthquake --
Soradaci's betrayal --
The means I used to overwhelm him.
Other Titles: Mémoires.
Responsibility: Giacomo Casanova ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli and Sophie Hawkes ; introduction and selection by Gilberto Pizzamiglio.

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"In these selections from the autobiography that Casanova titled The Story of My Life, the first such compendium in English since the French text was established in 1959, we encounter all the essential elements of his eventful days on earth: his youth in Venice as adolescent ecclesiastic; his carousing and dabbling in the occult; his imprisonment and thrilling escape; his far-ranging travels and encounters with such literary figures as Crebillon and Voltaire and world leaders such as Catherine the Great and Frederick of Prussia. And all of it spiced, of course, with countless amorous conquests, with mistresses always different, from noblewomen to nuns to cobblers' daughters, always fully-fleshed and three-dimensional, willing partners in the adventure of his life."--BOOK JACKET.

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