Casanova's Memoirs (Memoirs of Casanova #12)
This edition of Casanova's "Memoirs," has lavish erotic decorations and superb art-nouveau-style illustrations by Vincente Minnelli.
Casanova has become a classic and an immortal; a classic in the literature of adventure and an immortal in the annals of erotica.
Casanova's fame was created by a host of discriminating an...more
Although she flew past him she left an impression, an imprint, like no other. 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.
There’s an instinct to possess, and it’s a hard lesson to finally understand that nobody can possess anything, least of all another human being.
Critics hailed this as the best slice of 1700s 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...more
He has all qualities that a bad person would need. He keeps bad company. He drinks. He gambles. He falls in an out of love unimaginably quick...more
This version is very puritanical. The original is 1400 pages and this version is cut down to 400 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,...more
I already love the preface, where the humble author professes Christian belief and in t...more
I wish my edition had contained more than 500 of the manuscript's 3500 pages. I suppose I'll just have to read the unabridged version.
I was impressed by Casanova's intelligence, and his strong sense of right and wrong, which was always amusing. An excellent read about someone who actually deserved celebrity...more
There is much more to Casanova than his legendary love affairs. There is an abundance of relevant 18th century history here and, for the most part it is a genuine page turner. Excellent.
I picked this up after watching the David Tenant version of Casanova's life. I was curious how much of the "facts" were just that. It turns out, more than I had originally thought. Sure, his life was squished into a 3 hour mini-series by BBC, yet they touched upon many important tim...more
A lot of 'Story of my life' is quite difficult to follow....more
Seperti halnya ‘Don Juan’ yang telah menjadi istilah ‘tersendiri’ dalam berbagai bahasa. Menurut Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Edisi ke-11 kata benda Casanova berarti:
‘Lover; a man who is promiscuous and unscrupulous lover’
‘Pecinta; Lelaki penganut pergaulan bebas dan pecinta tak setia’
Kehidupan seksnya penuh warna, bukan lagi satu lawan satu bahkan dia pernah dengan 2 orang perempuan sekaligus dalam satu ranjang. Ia pun pernah mencicipi hubungan homoseksual dengan lelaki yan...more
It's a huge book, very interesting, where you can discover a big part of the world traditions.
Everyday Cassanova keeps our attention with a new story full of suspense.
Many difficult situations where he escapes from, but through what metods, we've never thought of. That's why the book is unique and sometimes the story brings us easily fro...more
(The boy who never grew up)
I purchased what appeared to be an incomplete copy of this on Amazon and then went to the Gutenberg site to find the full 29 episodes of which one is rather incomplete. It comes with a warning:
[Transcriber's Note: These memoir's were not written for children, they may outrage readers also offended by Chaucer, La Fontaine, Rabelais and The Old Testament. D.W.]Giacomo Casanova. The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanov...more
إن الأمة التي تتحرر من الخرافة والوهم تصبح أمة فلاسفة, والفلاسفة لا يعرفون الطاعة, في حين أن الحكم لا يستقيم بغير الطاعة, لهذا أرى أن لا سعادة لشعب ما لم يتسن للحاكم إخضاعه وكبح جماحه!
it's hard to read, partly because of the language and because of how he tells about the many women he loved (and did not love, but still 'dated').
certainly amazing is the part where he tells abobut his escape from the venecian pr...more
Zeer eerlijk uitkomend voor eigen ingesteldheid: slaaf van zijn hartstocht, gedreven van de ene verovering naar de andere en voortdurend falend. Geen gewetenswroeging over ettelijke verbroken beloften (geweten wel geregeld gesust door “gunstige” regeling voor het slachtoffer). Van de andere kant verwacht Casanova wel trouw van zijn tegenpartij.
He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of seduction and he is sometimes ca...more