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  1. says:

    I got through this by listening to Benedict Cumberbach read it to me and it was probably a lot better that way

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    Casanova is fascinating to people for stories of his romanticsexual exploits This bio addresses some of the most notorious of those as well as tell of his adventures throughout Europe and his back and forth relationship wi

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    I liked this bookit's a 35 rounded down to a 3 just because it wasn't written as a storyI'd much rather have read it from the first person I saw this book as I was browsing the book aisle at Costco which I do once a week and the title caught my eye I love historical fiction and I thought to myself I don't know anything about Casano

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    Wow what a life Enthralling mischievous and sometimes a little creep creep It's a 45 from me Sometimes I find biographies a bit overwhelming with too much detail and research gone into them not to say that this book did not have all the rese

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    With a reputation that precedes him without fail all readers comes to Casanova with a preconceived notion of him either as the suave seducer with little regard for his partners – a description accurate of Byron – or that of a philandering fraud who lucked his way through the beds and courts of 18th century Europe Ian Kelly however does not cast Giacomo Casanova as either nor as swashbuckling depraved or the loveable rogue The key lie

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    Like most people when I hear the name Casanova I think of sex Ian Kelly offers a rounded view of a fascinating man

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    The name Casanova comes with a lot of baggage After reading this book it turns out Giacomo Casanova was not that different than the others guys in his time he just took the time to write it all down He did not sugarcoat it most of the time either if he messed up he wrote about it Casanova's life reads like an 18th centur

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    See my review on my book blog

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    Review courtesy of The story of Casanova writes as myth outweighing reality In his time he rattled pearls and purses as he

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    This book follows the life and sexual escapades of Giacomo Casanova using Casanova's own memoirs as Ian Kelly's main primary source often backed up or enhanced by other contemporary letters memoirs diaries etcCasanova's charm immediately shines through on the page and it's hard not to like him almost instantly He is the ultimate lovable rake who doesn't just use and throw away women but falls a little in lov

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Casanova’s great passions are timeless ones and Kelly brings to life in full flavor the grandeur of his exploits He also articulates the fascinating personal philosophy that inspired Casanova’s uest to bed all manner of women and also a few menA riveting look at the life of the most legendary lover of all time this is destined to become the definitive biography of Giacomo Casanov. The name Casanova comes with a lot of baggage After reading this book it turns out Giacomo Casanova was not that different than the others guys in his time he just took the time to write it all down He did not sugarcoat it most of the time either if he messed up he wrote about it Casanova s life reads like an 18th century travelogue There were not many travellers back then so when an individual visited the staggering amount of cities he did people can learn many things from his writings about them Casanova wrote prolifically about food theatres books plays and yes women He writes about meeting Voltaire Frederick the Great and Catherine the Great He was arrested by the Venice Inuisition but escaped from jail He starts in Venice goes all over what is now Italy Paris most of the Germanic states St Petersburg London Constantinople just an amazing number of locales in a time when the vast majority of humans stayed put This was a very enjoyable read Ian Kelly obviously spent years combing through the letters and books Casanova left behind and even fact checked them making sure people were where he said they were throughout the 18th century I learned a lot about 18th century travel and European states of affairs from this book but it certainly can be shocking with the intense detail of some of his female conuests

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In Casanova noted author Ian Kelly traces the life of Giacomo Casanova a man whose very name is synonymous with sensuality seduction and sexual prowess But Casanova was than just a great lover A businessman diplomat spy and philosopher he authored than twenty books including a translation of The Iliad Confidant to many infamous characters including Madame de Pompadour Voltaire and Ca. I got through this by listening to Benedict Cumberbach read it to me and it was probably a lot better that way

Read á eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Ian Kelly

Therine the Great Casanova was undoubtedly charismatic But how exactly did he seduce himself into infamyIn this richly drawn portrait Casanova emerges as very much a product of eighteenth century Venice He reveled in its commedia del arte and Kelly posits that his successes as both a libertine and a libertarian grew from his careful study of its artifice and illusion Food travel sex. Like most people when I hear the name Casanova I think of sex Ian Kelly offers a rounded view of a fascinating man who has come to be defined by a single facet of his complex lifeCasanova s autobiography The History of My Life offers than the story of one man s life It allows us a uniue glimpse into the life of people from all walks of life during the eighteenth century He mingled with prostitutes and kings actors and bishops a Tsarina and famous courtesans nobility and tradesmen He wrote about all of them detailing their lives and loves their triumphs and travailsHe seemed to be in perpetual motion travelling throughout Europe and into Russia never living anywhere for than two years Even his mode of travel was uniue He used public transportation rather than the private coaches used by most travelers of the day He hitchhiked and even sailed on slave galleys He wrote about it all a veritable treasure trove of information for historians He details the inns apartments castles and prisons where he stayed or was forced to stayHe loved food leaving a record of hundreds of meals many of which featured dishes that are mentioned nowhere else and would have been lost to history if not for Casanova s writingsAs for his supposedly insatiable sexual appetite Mr Kelly rightly points out that his sex life was normal for men who had no fixed address constantly moving around More than a few of his contemporaries recorded numerous encounters than Casanova Just like modern times he contracted sexually transmitted diseases over and over In fact syphilis may have caused his death He was apparently bisexual enjoying encounters with the occasional man both singly and as part of group sex Perhaps the most shocking act he committed was the possible incest with one of his daughters leading to the birth of a son that may or may not have been his This is an extremely well written book that brings to life both a man and his times I found it to be totally engrossing for the details it provided of Europe and Russia during the eighteenth century