Story of My Life

ISBN-10: 0140439153
ISBN-13: 9780140439151
Edition: 2001
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Description: Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice, the son of an actor, who wanted him to become a priest. However, he had numerous occupations and is remembered as one of history's great lovers.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice, the son of an actor, who wanted him to become a priest. However, he had numerous occupations and is remembered as one of history's great lovers.

Stephen Sartarelli lives in New York City.

Introduction
Note on the Text
Translators' Note
Preface
Family history
My first memory
Journey to Padua
My grandmother boards me at the home of Doctor Gozzi
My first acquaintance with love
Bettina believed to be mad
Father Mancia
The pox
I leave Padua
The patriarch of Venice confers the minor orders on me
Getting to know Senator Malipiero, Teresa Imer, Father Tosello's niece, Signora Orio, Nanetta, Marta, and La Cavamacchie
I become a preacher
My adventure at Pasiano with Lucia
My brief but highly eventful visit to Ancona
Cecilia, Marina, Bellino
The Greek slave girl from the lazaretto
Bellino revealed
Bellino Unmasked
His Story
Comic encounter at Orsara
Journey to Corfu
Sojourn in Constantinople
Bonneval
My return to Corfu
I become a true good-for-nothing
A great stroke of luck raises me from destitution to the rank of wealthy gentleman
My apprenticeship in Paris
Portraits
Oddities
A thousand things
My blunders in the French language, my successes, my many acquaintances
Louis XV
My brother arrives in Paris
My sojourn in Vienna
Joseph II
My departure for Venice
First meeting with M.M.
Letter from C.C. Second meeting with the nun in my superb casino in Venice
I am happy
Continuation of the preceding chapter
Visit to the convent and conversation with M.M.
Her letter to me and my answer
Rendezvous at the casino in Murano, witnessed by her lover
Under the lead roof
The earthquake
Soradaci's betrayal
The means I used to overwhelm him
Father Balbi succeeds in his task
I leave my cell
Count Asquini's untimely remarks
The moment of departure
My escape from the prison
I nearly lose my life on the roof
I leave the Ducal Palace, take ship and reach the mainland
Father Balbi exposes me to danger
The ruse by which I separate from him for the moment
Voltaire, my discussions with the great man
Ariosto
The duke of Villars
The syndic and his three lovely ladies
Debate at Voltaire's house
Cardinal Passionei
The pope
Mariuccia
My arrival in Naples
I reach Marseilles
Mme. D'Urfe
My niece is well received by Mme. Audibert
I get rid of my brother and Passano
Regeneration
Mme. d'Urfe departs
Marcolina's constancy
My arrival in London
Mrs. Cornelys
I am presented at Court
I rent a furnished house
I meet many people
The customs of the English
Lord Keith
Appointment with the king of Prussia in the garden of Sans Souci
My conversation with the monarch
La Denis
The Pomeranian cadets
I meet the czarina
My conversations with the great Sovereign
La Valville
I leave Zaira
My departure from St. Petersburg and arrival in Warsaw
Princes Adam Czartoryski and Sulkowski
The king of Poland, Stanislaus Poniatowski, called Stanislaus Augustus I
Theatrical intrigues
Branicki
My duel with Branicki
My departure from Paris
My journey to Madrid
The count of Aranda
The prince of La Catolica
The duke of Losada
Mengs
A ball
La Pichona
Dona Ignacia
My courtship of Dona Ignacia, the gentleman-cobbler's daughter
My imprisonment at Buen Retiro and my triumph
I am recommended to the Venetian ambassador by a State Inquisitor of the Republic
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