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Casanova : The Venetian Years - The Memoirs Of Giacomo Casanova

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Born in 1725 to Italian and Spanish parentage, Giacomo Casanova lived a long and exciting life. A scholar and an adventurer Casanova travelled widely throughout Europe and Russia associating with rulers and Kings. For a time he was in the service of the army and he became a great political stirrer. But he vacillated between fortune and misfortune and often resorted to gaming and fiddling too. Of course Casanova is most well-known for his womanizing and he reveals time after time how he just couldn't help falling in love! His eloquence and charm will not be lost on the listener either: the writing is remarkably modern, accessible and funny too. It took Casanova eighteen years to write his memoirs and a further one hundred for them to be classified as genuine. Available now for the first time on audio and brilliantly brought to life by the effervescent Benedict Cumberbatch, in this first volume of his memoirs Casanova charts his childhood and life as a young man in Venice and Italy. Benedict Cumberbatch is one of Britain's brightest young actors. He starred as Stephen Hawking in the BBC's celebrated Hawking and plays the lead role in Michael Apted's 2006 film "Amazing Grace". As well as his screen credits, Benedict has worked extensively in theatre and radio drama and recently as Sherlock Holmes in the popular TV series.

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  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 124 x 144 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • 01 Feb 2006
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • CSA Word
  • London
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Main
  • 1904605567
  • 9781904605560
  • 230,499

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Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) an 18th-century Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice.

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