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The Story of My Life, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)

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XA 0297
The Story of My Life, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781981092
Download Size: 2198 Mb
Running Time: 47:16:08
Digital UPC: 9781781981092

Release Date: February 2018
Originally recorded in 2018
Giacomo Casanova
Peter Wickham
Spoken Word

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The Story of My Life, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
Giacomo Casanova
Read by Peter Wickham
The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova’s extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe – from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to Germany, with Venice at their heart. He falls madly in love, has wild flings and delirious orgies, and encounters some of the most brilliant figures of his time, including Catherine the Great, Louis XV and Benjamin Franklin. He holds a verbal dual with Voltaire, a pistol duel with a Polish noble, and finds himself hauled before the court multiple times, including in London, where the judge in question turns out to be none other than Henry Fielding (The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling). His appetite for life is voracious; for him, a life lived close to the precipice is the only life worth living. The book is divided into six sections. Volume 1 contains the first two sections: ‘1: Venetian Years’ and ‘2: To Paris and Prison’.

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