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History of My Life: Volumes 11 and 12 (Paperback)
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History of My Life: Volumes 11 and 12 (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 864 Pages / Published: 17/04/1997
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The last two volumes of Casanova's account of his extraordinary life include the story of his imprisonment in Buen Retiro, his trip to Madrid and his affair with Dona Ignacia, his journey to Barcelona and his detention in the Tower, his encounter with Lord Baltimore, and his serious illness in Aix-en-Provence when he is taken care of by a mysterious woman who turns out to the servant of one of his first loves, Henriette.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801856679
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 210 x 133 x 48 mm


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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 *
Some of the most beautiful spines I have ever seen appear collectively on the six-volume edition of Casanova's History of My Life. -- Mary Cregan * Financial Times *
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 *

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