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History of My Life : Volumes 9 and 10 - Giacomo Casanova

History of My Life

Volumes 9 and 10

Paperback

Published: 17th April 1997
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"All that a life of this kind can contain Casanova put into his story. And how much of the world -- the eighteenth century as you get it in no other book; society from top to bottom; Europe from England to Russia, a more brilliant variety of characters than you can find in any eighteenth-century novel." -- Edmund Wilson

Volumes 9 and 10 contain descriptions of Casanova's first visits to England, Prussia, Russia, and Poland. In all these countries he gained access to the Courts. Frederick the Great of Prussia and Catherine the Great of Russia join the roster of potentates entertained and charmed by the adventurer. Though beginning to age, and ruing it, Casanova still manages to exert a powerful attraction on women.

Trask has written a version in an English fully contemporary yet remarkably Italian in sensibility. With admirable restraint and refinement, he has conveyed the zest and sensuous delight of the original. National Book Award Citation 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 Casanovists consider Trask's version the definitive English translation. Quest Trask expertly rendered this text into English in 1966, and his is the English version to read... Compulsively readable... Certainly, few books better convey the sheer, exuberant joy of being alive and young than these reminiscences. -- Michael Dirda New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780801856662
ISBN-10: 0801856663
Series: History of My Life
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 856
Published: 17th April 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3  x 4.72
Weight (kg): 0.84