The identify of Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-ninety eight), is now synonymous with amorous exploits, and there are many those, vividly narrated, in his memoirs. However Casanova used to be no longer simply an lively lover. In his time he used to be a diplomat, businessman, trainee priest, traveller, prisoner, magician, trust guy, gambler, skilled entertainer, and charlatan. He financed industry initiatives, arranged lotteries, wrote opera libretti, and dabbled in prime politics. Mainly he used to be an autobiographer of putting up with brilliance and subtlety who left in the back of him what’s one of the crucial exceptional confession ever written.

Casanova explored to the entire the entire probabilities eighteenth-century Venice introduced by the use of love and benefit ahead of being imprisoned, escaping from prison, and fleeing from town to start travels that took him throughout Europe. In Moscow and London, Berlin and Constantinople, he met the well-known women and men of his time—Catherine the Nice, Voltaire, Louis XV, Rousseau—and recorded his encounters for the memoirs he wrote in retirement on the finish of his lifestyles.

History of My Life is by way of turns touching, exciting, splendidly comedian, and fairly impossible to resist. The prevailing version, which contains roughly one 3rd of Casanova’s monumental (and unfinished) e book, incorporates all his leading adventures and all his largest affairs of the center.