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First, Casanova writes marvelously well: his style is surprisingly modern, it's laced with a great sense of humor and fantastic wittiness, his vast knowledge is fascinating. Second, his life is so incredibly filled with adventures of all sorts that it's as entertaining as any popular best-seller. You'll find everything, in this book. Absolute suspense. Diabolical political intrigue. Intelligent religious discourse. Intense historical drama.

Convoluted romance. Wild sex. Lots of wild sex.

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Esoteric mysteries. And much more. Everywhere he goes, Casanova encounters the most brilliant minds of his time the likes of Voltaire or Catherine the Great, for example , but he also falls madly in love either with innocent or dangerous women , and engages himself in situations that become sometimes so complicated that you just wonder how he'll find his way out of them.

Is it all real? Maybe not. Who cares. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Gilberto Pizzamiglio Editor.

Stephen Sartarelli Translation. Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, swashbuckler, poet, self-made gentleman, bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover of the Western world, but a supreme story teller. He lived a life stranger than most fictions, and the tale of his own adventures is his most compelling story, and one that remained unfinished at the time of his death.

This ne Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, swashbuckler, poet, self-made gentleman, bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover of the Western world, but a supreme story teller. This new selection contains all the highlights of Casanova's life: Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.

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Sort order. Jul 10, David rated it it was amazing. When he was writing his memoirs in old age, impoverished financially but rich in memories, she blazed back into life for him again, untarnished, forever young and forever his. Casanova grasped that the most we can have is fleeting moments that encapsulate transient joys and preserve them in memory like flies in amber, to be contemplated and cherished later, when everything has changed. But time itself is the problem.

These people have changed, though parts of them are scattered across the years like fragments of meteorites that burned up in our atmosphere, and some of those fragments persist and continue to glow incandescently. View 1 comment. Sep 13, Jonathan rated it did not like it. The rating is for this edition and this translation.

Not only is it so heavily edited as to remove any of the power of the original text, but the translator himself has admitted he "modernised" the language to make it "easier" for modern readers.

Fuck you is what I say to that. And fuck Penguin. Also fuck Penguin for this type of crap: View 2 comments.

Feb 01, Denis rated it it was amazing. What an extraordinary, exhilarating, brilliant book! Of course this is an abridged version: But to be honest, the editors seem to have done a great job at patching all the present chapters together, and at explaining each times briefly what happens during the ones that have been cut: Casanova wrote in French - I would have read the book in its original language had I known that when I bought it, but I found the translation flawless.

I was not sure what I was getting into when I opened this book, except that it seemed like a good read while sipping coffee in Venice after having visiting the cavernous jail where Casanova was once incarcerated. I was in for quite a surprise. First, Casanova writes marvelously well: Second, his life is so incredibly filled with adventures of all sorts that it's as entertaining as any popular best-seller.

You'll find everything, in this book. Absolute suspense. Diabolical political intrigue. Intelligent religious discourse. Intense historical drama. Convoluted romance. Wild sex. Lots of wild sex. Esoteric mysteries. And much more. Casanova travels all of Europe, from France to Russia, from Poland to Spain, from Turkey to Germany, while Venice remains at the heart of his complicated life: Everywhere he goes, Casanova encounters the most brilliant minds of his time the likes of Voltaire or Catherine the Great, for example , but he also falls madly in love either with innocent or dangerous women , and engages himself in situations that become sometimes so complicated that you just wonder how he'll find his way out of them.

Is it all real? Maybe not. Who cares. It's just amazing. Casanova's reputation as a great lover is not usurped, and some scenes are wonderfully naughty - I have in mind the torrid love affair he had at some point with a nun, or some delirious orgies to which he participated. But there's much more to him than that, and if sex is often his downfall, it's certainly not all that this memoir is about.

Capable of laughing at himself always a good point, as far as I'm concerned , Casanova is also quite proud of himself, but never to the point of becoming conceited. And, actually, he's quite humble in his own way, and he does not shy away from narrating dubious episodes which cast him in a rather bad light.

He was a scoundrel, and a thief, and he's not hiding it. There is, especially toward the end, when his constant wandering seems to take a toll on him, a hint of melancholy that is quite touching.

As for people who think that what happens today in our society is new, read this book - Casanova's life as a debauched student makes the Spring break students look tame in comparison, and his descriptions of religious intolerance, and political tyranny, invite chilling comparisons. Quite simply a great, great book. Jan 03, Shelly Jenkins rated it really liked it. He had adventure after adventure. I loved the story! It was a really wild ride. And the thing I liked most about it was it was so fresh and exciting - not your average book from the s!

This guy knew how to get what he wanted out of life. I recommend it highly. Oct 06, Nick Ruffilo rated it it was amazing. I actually read the unabridged version of this book Diaries of Casanova Vol but I think its important to put this review here as I believe it will get the most exposure.

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Critics hailed this as the best slice of s culture throughout Europe and I have to agree. What drew me most about the book was the nature in which it pulled me in.

I mainly read psychology and business type books, so for me to get engrossed in a story is a rarity. On top of that - I'm usually not one for books more than I actually read the unabridged version of this book Diaries of Casanova Vol but I think its important to put this review here as I believe it will get the most exposure.

On top of that - I'm usually not one for books more than pages this was nearly pages in total. But, despite all of that, the conversational nature as well as the perspective from which it was written was amazing. Because it was a true story or at least it is told as such, and while many facts were verifiable, it is impossible to prove some of the adventures Casanova writes of the introspection that you get is very real and easy to relate to.

I found myself caring a great deal about all of the characters as they were painted in such a way that they became real to me. My only complaint is the sheer amount of names in the book. Casanova did a great deal of traveling, and was a very popular person, so it is very reasonable that he would meet 20 new people in each region, but it became a bit tedious trying to keep up with them as time went on.

If you like that, continue on, otherwise I guess you can just shoot for this shortened version. View all 6 comments. Feb 02, Robyn Blaber rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I read old book, I don't often consider them to be "instructional".

Any advice of a philosophical or scientific nature that has been written more than a few years ago is likely to contain assertions that are remarkable for their time, but laughable for our time.

Casanova is not like this at all. His memoirs could be titled "Bad advice for a good life. He keeps bad company.

He drinks. He gambles. He falls in an out of love unimaginably quick When I read old book, I don't often consider them to be "instructional". He falls in an out of love unimaginably quickly Despite his bad habits and inconstancy, we like him because he always means well.

His conquests in love stand up to any memoir I've ever read, though at times his stories have the ring of the unbelievable. One might question whether they are complete fictions, but I'm inclined to believe every one despite the assertion of the occasional critic. Casanova's hedonistic philosophy ends up as admirable as any I've ever read, if not impossible to follow.

If I could sum it up only in a line it would be, "Be a slave only to your passion. Apr 04, Melanie rated it it was amazing. Even though this is the abridged version, it is a must read.

Many people think Casanova was a romantic, which he was, but he was also a seducer of nuns, a thief, con-man, charlatan, and addict! After a visit to Venice I believed I needed to read about the man I'd heard of, in his own words.

There is sex of course, but there is also humor, action, and adventure. I learned much about Italian history, geography, privilege, and politics all while thoroughly enjoying an entertaining - and yes, sensua Even though this is the abridged version, it is a must read. I learned much about Italian history, geography, privilege, and politics all while thoroughly enjoying an entertaining - and yes, sensual - story. Jul 10, Brendan rated it liked it Recommends it for: It's just so good. Where else are you going to meet a complete dirt bag who can tell you everything about meeting Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin and who gets congratulated by doctors for giving people VD?

This version is very puritanical. The original is pages and this version is cut down to and you will read dozens of pages about the food he ate and then in italics the authors will cut between chapters Casanova soon met a pair of sisters whom he pitted against each other in a threesome, It's just so good.

The original is pages and this version is cut down to and you will read dozens of pages about the food he ate and then in italics the authors will cut between chapters Casanova soon met a pair of sisters whom he pitted against each other in a threesome, which is where he lost his virginity. And after reading all about pre-enlightenment Venetian life for pages you kinda want to read about pre-enlightenment threesoms. Jun 21, L. The guy was an asshole pervert with no regard for females, but he was also genius.

And I named my dog after him. Utterly fascinating Memoirs, well deserving twelve volumes. By comparison, my boring life will barely occupy several sheets of paper. My only regret is that I didn't have the means to acquire the unabridged edition, translated by William R. This 'Everymans' Library' is a heavily abridged edition, although on good paper and well-bound hardback. For instance, the last volume, consisting of 14 chapters, is not even included.

Sep 24, Marti rated it it was amazing Shelves: The entire story of Casanova's life is about seven volumes. After reading this edition -- which consists of what the editors think are the best parts -- I want to read the entire thing one day. It's hard to believe all of this is true as it reads more like an adventure novel. Casanova's name of course has become synonymous with flagrant womanizing, and there The entire story of Casanova's life is about seven volumes.

Casanova's name of course has become synonymous with flagrant womanizing, and there is a lot of that here including a few instances which readers may find a little disturbing in that they seem more like child prostitution.I waited until midnight more or less patiently; but when I saw two and t hree and four hours pass without her appearing, I became furious.

Departure of Donna Lucrezia. In large part, they go back to the notes supplied by a number of Casanova specialists--notably Gustav Gugitz--for the La Sirne edition. Cicero[20] says tha t it frees us from our ills. Arrest of Count Bonafede. At the same time his promising talents acquired him a new patron in the Senator Alvise Malipiero.

Gilberto Pizzamiglio Editor. His se rmons were stuffed with passages drawn from Greek authors, whom he quoted in Lat in, and I one day told him that he should quote them in Italian, for Latin was n o more comprehensible than Greek to the women who listened to him, telling their beads.

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