Adventurer : the life and times of Giacomo Casanova
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Published
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2022].
Physical Desc
vii, 422 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
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English
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0300248288, 9780300248289

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-406) and index.
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The iconic libertine Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was a storied adventurer through the Enlightenment's shadowy underside. Known as a serial seducer, he was also an aspiring priest, an army officer, a fortune teller, a con man, a violinist, a mathematician, a Masonic master, an entrepreneur, a diplomat, a gambler, and a spy. The first to tell his own story, in his massive autobiography Histoire de Ma Vie, he recorded at least a hundred and twenty love affairs, as well as dramatic sagas of duels, swindles, arrests, and escapes. He knew kings and an empress, Catherine the Great, and most of the famous writers of the time, including Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin. Drawing on seldom used materials, Leo Damrosch situates Casanova fully in the multiple subcultures he inhabited. Reading Casanova's memoir with a critical eye and engaging extensively with his non-autobiographical writings, he brings alive this extraordinary figure and the eighteenth-century world that Casanova knew so intimately. Casanova aspired to a life of freedom from restraints, but, Damrosch asks, freedom at whose expense?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, L. (2022). Adventurer: the life and times of Giacomo Casanova . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, Leopold. 2022. Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova. New Haven ; London: Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, Leopold. Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova New Haven ; London: Yale University Press, 2022.

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Damrosch, Leopold. Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova Yale University Press, 2022.

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