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Histoire de ma Vie

Casanova's autobiography
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'Wheel of Fortune' by Kev Butters, artist of 'Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King' - an online graphic novel created by Kev Butters and Dave Thompson. Giacomo Casanova, Military Costumes, Seven Years' War, Unhappy Marriage, The Libertines, Wealthy Women, Cities In Italy, Wheel Of Fortune, Marriage And Family
Histoire de ma Vie
'Wheel of Fortune' by Kev Butters, artist of 'Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King' - an online graphic novel created by Kev Butters and Dave Thompson.
William Trask’s English translation of 'Histoire de ma vie'. English Translation, 13 Year Olds, Autobiography, Morals, Horizons, Textbook, Memoirs, Discovery, Older
William Trask’s English translation of 'Histoire de ma vie'.
Dux Castle, Bohemia (the present day Czech Republic) where Casanova spent the final years of his life. Effectively in exile from Venice for a second time, aging, homeless, unemployed, not in the best of health and resentful at the failure of the literary world to take this overreaching son of an actress seriously, Casanova was offered the position of librarian by Count Joseph Charles de Waldstein. Present Day, Czech Republic, Literary, Venice, Mansions, Palaces, World, House Styles, Castles
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Dux Castle, Bohemia (the present day Czech Republic) where Casanova spent the final years of his life. Effectively in exile from Venice for a second time, aging, homeless, unemployed, not in the best of health and resentful at the failure of the literary world to take this overreaching son of an actress seriously, Casanova was offered the position of librarian by Count Joseph Charles de Waldstein.
Portrait of Casanova in Dux (1796) by his brother Francesco Casanova. Tolstoy, Great Words, Giovanni, Of My Life, Myths, Einstein
Portrait of Casanova in Dux (1796) by his brother Francesco Casanova.
Casanova wrote his monumental work during his time as a librarian at Dux castle, in Bohemia, where he lived from 1787 until his death in 1798. Painting, Art, Librarian, Castle, Bohemia, Work
Casanova wrote his monumental work during his time as a librarian at Dux castle, in Bohemia, where he lived from 1787 until his death in 1798.
The year after the fall of his beloved Venice to Napoleon, Casanova died 4th June, 1798 at the castle of Dux, his autobiography beside him.  Carlo Angiolini, Casanova’s nephew-in-law, organised his burial and it was he who now inherited the many volumes of loose manuscript that comprised 'Histoire de ma vie'. Cemetery Headstones, Old Cemeteries, Gravestone, Cemetary, Graveyards, Famous Tombstones, Church Pictures, Famous Graves
The year after the fall of his beloved Venice to Napoleon, Casanova died 4th June, 1798 at the castle of Dux, his autobiography beside him. Carlo Angiolini, Casanova’s nephew-in-law, organised his burial and it was he who now inherited the many volumes of loose manuscript that comprised 'Histoire de ma vie'.
Original handwritten manuscript.  Casanova’s preface to his autobiography. Looking For Alaska, Penmanship, Bnf, Jaba, First Page, Manuscript
Fonds Casanova. Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo. Histoire de ma vie. Livre I
Original handwritten manuscript. Casanova’s preface to his autobiography.
Original handwritten manuscript.  Volume I, which begins with Casanova’s genealogy and covers up to 1744. Fail, Genealogy, Sheet Music, Volume, The Originals, Music Sheets
Fonds Casanova. Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo. Histoire de ma vie. Livre I
Original handwritten manuscript. Volume I, which begins with Casanova’s genealogy and covers up to 1744.
Original handwritten manuscript.  Volume II, covering six years, during which Casanova trip to Corfu, Constantinople and Italy, before leaving to discover Paris in 1750. Corfu, Masks, Italy, Trip
Fonds Casanova. Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo. Histoire de ma vie. Livre II
Original handwritten manuscript. Volume II, covering six years, during which Casanova trip to Corfu, Constantinople and Italy, before leaving to discover Paris in 1750.
Original handwritten manuscript.  Volume III, from 1750 to 1756, covering Casanova’s trip to Paris, Dresden, Vienna and his return to Venice, where he was imprisoned from July 1755 to November 1756. November, July, Dresden, Vienna
Fonds Casanova. Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo. Histoire de ma vie. Livre III
Original handwritten manuscript. Volume III, from 1750 to 1756, covering Casanova’s trip to Paris, Dresden, Vienna and his return to Venice, where he was imprisoned from July 1755 to November 1756.
Original handwritten manuscript.  Volume IV, from 1756 to 1760, covering Casanova’s second stay in Paris, his trip to Holland and his arrival in Stuttgart. Holland, Paris, Stuttgart, The Nederlands
Fonds Casanova. Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo. Histoire de ma vie. Livre IV
Original handwritten manuscript. Volume IV, from 1756 to 1760, covering Casanova’s second stay in Paris, his trip to Holland and his arrival in Stuttgart.
Over 20 years later, in January 1821, the manuscripts were bought by the German publisher Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus. Friedrich, Classroom Walls, Unique Wall Decor, Arnold, Compliments, Poster Prints, 20 Years, Crease, Matte Paper
Over 20 years later, in January 1821, the manuscripts were bought by the German publisher Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus.
Inevitably, it was Casanova the womaniser, not Casanova the serious man of letters, that brought him attention from a wide European public. World Trade Center Nyc, Men Of Letters, Weird Vintage, Save The Elephants, Tattoo Designs For Girls, Lord Hanuman, Historical Images, Sin City
Inevitably, it was Casanova the womaniser, not Casanova the serious man of letters, that brought him attention from a wide European public.
Over the next several generations following the 1821 purchase numerous abridged, censored, ‘improved’, pirated, and poorly translated versions came on to the market.  Some were little more than approximations of the original.  The successful Laforgue version (1826-1838), based upon the original manuscript, was heavily censored and rewritten by Jean Laforgue, a French teacher employed by Brockhaus to edit the text prior to publishing. Toddler Coloring Book, Coloring Books, Pilgrim Vs The World, The Reading Strategies Book, Laugh Out Loud Jokes, Sciences Po Paris, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Jean Christophe
Over the next several generations following the 1821 purchase numerous abridged, censored, ‘improved’, pirated, and poorly translated versions came on to the market. Some were little more than approximations of the original. The successful Laforgue version (1826-1838), based upon the original manuscript, was heavily censored and rewritten by Jean Laforgue, a French teacher employed by Brockhaus to edit the text prior to publishing.
The 1894 Arthur Machen translation for a long time remained the standard English version (although later re-edited and revised, notably by Arthur Symons, who recognised the problematic nature of the Laforgue edition upon which the Machen translation was based). Gloria Trevi, Book Club Books, New Books, The Book, Book 1, Children's Books, Book Lists, Golf Books, Farm Books
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The 1894 Arthur Machen translation for a long time remained the standard English version (although later re-edited and revised, notably by Arthur Symons, who recognised the problematic nature of the Laforgue edition upon which the Machen translation was based).