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    The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova's extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe - from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to Germany, with Venice at their heart.

    He falls madly in love, has wild flings and delirious orgies, and encounters some of the most brilliant figures of his time, including Catherine the Great, Louis XV and Benjamin Franklin. He holds a verbal dual with Voltaire, a pistol duel with a Polish noble, and finds himself hauled before the court multiple times, including in London, where the judge in question turns out to be none other than Henry Fielding (The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling). His appetite for life is voracious; for him, a life lived close to the precipice is the only life worth living.

    The book is divided into six sections. Volume One contains the first two sections: "Venetian Years" and "To Paris and Prison''. Translation by Arthur Machen

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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    • Ed Pegg Jr
    • 19/10/2019

    Extraordinarily interesting

    Casanova has a great respect for his readers or listeners and stays with the interesting details, page after page, minute after minute.
    For example, a few pages goes through an intrigue with sonnets and stanza, and he is hired to write some stanzas in reply. pretending to be the husband, but he writes them so that the lady will know the true author. Things unravel in an unexpected way. A typical novelist would have dedicated fifty pages to this, included all the poetry, but Casanova sticks purely to the parts that are fascinating. So just for that an utterly captivating fifteen minutes.

    "Life is only a succession of misfortunes."

    The narrator is wonderful as he tells the long tale.

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    • Amaze
    • 11/10/2020

    Tedious and long winded

    The author may have been a great lover, but he was not a great writer. His expository skills are poor, and he goes on at great length about things that would be better compressed or omitted. I gave up after the first few chapters.
    The narrator sounds a little tired. Maybe he was as bored by this material as I was.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 26/09/2020

    Amazing

    The narrator is as brilliant in his narration as Casanova is bold. Excited to hear the following books.

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    • David Zehntner
    • 07/09/2020

    Best adventure story ever

    These memoirs are truly amazing. Listening through you will hear about an amazing life, great adventures, true philosophy, get a real view of society at the time, and be entertained the whole way through!

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    • kyan-jo
    • 29/08/2020

    The most brilliant narration of Cassanova

    EXCELLENT LISTENING!! The reader makes you feel like you are listening to Cassanova himself!!
    Could not put this book down.
    I felt as if I were present there (probably as a fly on the wall) watching this Cassanova story in real life.
    Brilliant narration by Peter Wickham