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Conversations with Casanova: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

ISBN 13: 9781786782298


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Imagined by one of the world’s leading experts on Casanova, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of history’s most famous lover.
A quiet chat with Casanova turns into a catalogue of racy encounters set in 18th-century Venice and other cities … and we can even ask questions! You’ll find out just how he got himself both in and out of some extremely sticky situations, from debt and imprisonment, to confrontations with jealous husbands and even heartbreak.
Renowned as a great lover and seducer, Casanova was far more than a bed hopping rake. He founded the world’s first national lottery, discussed theories of taxation with Frederick the Great, debated the merits of the Gregorian calendar with Catherine the Great, talked theology with Pope Clement XIII, lectured on Horace and Homer, and gave a public recital of his own poem on the Passion of the Christ. He was also an accomplished swindler, an extraordinary wit, a brilliant philosopher, a formidable duellist, and a notable spy.
his brilliant book.

ISBN 13: 9781786782298

Author: Derek Parker

Author(s) Derek Parker
Format Hardback
ISBN 13 9781786782298
Pages 128
ISBN 10 1786782294
Publisher Watkins
Publication Date 11-06-2019
Dimensions 175 × 106 mm
Dewey 940.2530
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