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Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Giacomo Casanova: The Story of My Life

Has anyone else read the story of Giacomo Casanova's The Story of My Life? I read it a couple of years back and it is a fantastic book! It was engaging and exciting, Casanova was extremely intelligent.

Author:  Rosalie [ Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:43 pm ]
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No, I didn't read it, but it sounds definitely interesting...

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed May 28, 2008 3:09 pm ]
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I can’t wait to read this book! He was definitely interesting man and I think I can find many interesting information about the life in the 18th century from his memoirs! :D

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:47 am ]
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You certainly can. Including duels. I'm not going to say anything more lest I spoil it for you.

Author:  Lady Sparrow [ Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:00 pm ]
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I haven't read it, but I'd love to! I'm fascinated by Casanova.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:25 pm ]
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I highly recommend it!

Author:  Lady Sparrow [ Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Giacomo Casanova: The Story of My Life

I'll maybe give it a go then - I've seen the movie with Heath Ledger and also the TV series with David Tennant. They're excellent.

Author:  Marija Vera [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:45 pm ]
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I’ve found in my library the volume 1 and 2 (around 600 pages, both) and enjoyed so much reading it. I like that positive approach he had and his wit, not to mention the insight in the 18th century society. There are so many things to discuss, for me it was very interesting for example the importance of beauty and how it was praised and used. But I would actually like to know, if someone knows, how many volumes there are, since I am very determined to find them.

Unfortunately I didn’t like the movie with Heath Ledger although I liked actors, especially Jeremy Irons who I love in some other roles. There is one other movie I like about Casanova, maybe not too accurate, called The Young Casanova. Maybe someone watched it, here is the main actor. I like the actor Thierry Lhermitte in his great, but not accurate, role.

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Author:  baron de batz [ Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:55 pm ]
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Wow you've been a busy girl Marija! 600 pages each! I found just the volume 3 in all the Paris libraries! So I'll be starting from the end of the story where you left off. Looking forward to comparing notes with you! So where did Casanova ply his amorous trade?

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:08 pm ]
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Both Baron 300 + 300! :lol:
I would recommend you to find the first and the second volume, it is better to start from the beginning.

Author:  baron de batz [ Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:13 pm ]
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I'm sorry but you wrote 600 pages each which equals 1200 pages..... :wink:

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:22 pm ]
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Marija Vera wrote:
volume 1 and 2 (around 600 pages, both)


Where is the mistake? 8)

Author:  Arietta [ Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Giacomo Casanova: The Story of My Life

In 2006, there was a miniseries on PBS's "Masterpiece Theater" about Casanova starring David Tennant in the title role:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/casanova/
Peter O'Toole played the aging Casanova.

Author:  baron de batz [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:02 pm ]
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I'm currently reading the mémoires of Casanova. There are three volumes of 800 pages each so they are quite dense, and written in immaculate French. Obviously he is liberated sexually and describes his adventures, but it is never tasteless and he oozes 18th century charm. Quite captivating and a real encyclopedia of the lifestyle of a man of that period who frequented noble circles.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:57 am ]
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That is what I like about his memoirs. He describes his sexual escapades, but it is never vulgar it seems like he genuinely likes women not just sex. He also seems extremely intelligent too.

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