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History of My Life: Volumes 9 and 10 (Paperback)
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History of My Life: Volumes 9 and 10 (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 856 Pages / Published: 17/04/1997
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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.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801856662
Number of pages: 856
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 210 x 133 x 47 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 *
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 *

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