History of My Life: Volumes 1 and 2

History of My Life: Volumes 1 and 2

Book Title: History of My Life: Volumes 1 and 2

Author: Giacomo Casanova

Format: Paperback | 728 pages

Publication Date: 22 May 1997

ISBN-13: 9780801856624

In volumes 1 and 2, Casanova tells the story of his family, his first loves, and his early travels. With the death of his grandmother, he is sent to a seminary-but is soon expelled. He is briefly imprisoned in the fortress of Sant' Andrea. After wandering from Naples to Rome in search of a patron, he enters the service of Cardinal Acquaviva.

About this edition: Because every previous edition of Casanova's Memoirs had been abridged to suppress the author's political and religious views and tame his vivid, often racy, style, the literary world considered it a major event when Willard R. Trask's translation of the complete original text was published in six double volumes between 1966 and 1971. Trask's award-winning translation now appears in paperback for the first time.