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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol. 1

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This is the first of five volumes. - Giacomo Casanova (1725 in Venice – 1798 in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer, and womanizer. He used charm, guile, threats, intimidation, and aggression, when necessary, to conquer women, sometimes leaving behind children or debt. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex.

Although he is often associated with Don Juan because both seduced many women, Casanova is in fact very different from his fictitious counterpart. While Don Juan is a legend, Casanova is a historical character. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(24 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Casanova at Dux

53:55

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

Translator's Preface

6:09

Read by Melody Martinez

Author's Preface

41:37

Read by Ashwin Jain

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 1

27:14

Read by Lizzie Driver

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 2

58:54

Read by Luigina

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 3 part 1

22:21

Read by Jc Guan

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 3 part 2

24:18

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 4 part 1

46:46

Read by Luigina

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 4 part 2

46:16

Read by Luigina

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 5 part 1

31:42

Read by Luigina

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 5 part 2

31:12

Read by Luigina

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 6

51:15

Read by Luigina

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 7 part 1

26:49

Read by MichelleHarris

Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 7 part 2

27:25

Read by MichelleHarris

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 8 part 1

35:54

Read by Jc Guan

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 8 part 2

34:47

Read by Jc Guan

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 8 part 3

31:45

Read by Jc Guan

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 9 part 1

29:16

Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 9 part 2

47:20

Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 10 part 1

25:21

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 10 part 2

26:27

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 10 part 3

23:52

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 11

49:27

Read by Reynard T. Fox

Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 12

42:17

Read by Tonia

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 13

34:58

Read by MichelleHarris

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 14 part 1

1:02:09

Read by ontheroad

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 14 part 2

52:15

Read by ontheroad

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 14 part 3

32:55

Read by ontheroad

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 1

24:27

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 2

21:32

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 3

24:12

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 4

19:38

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 16

39:54

Read by MichelleHarris

Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 17

39:21

Read by ontheroad

Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 18 part 1

31:45

Read by VOICEGUY

Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 18 part 2

47:16

Read by rasputin

Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 19 part 1

30:51

Read by ontheroad

Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 19 part 2

29:54

Read by ontheroad

Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 20 part 1

29:40

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 20 part 2

27:06

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 21

37:53

Read by Gilles Lehoux

Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 22

34:19

Read by Anna Simon

Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 23

37:52

Read by ontheroad

Bewertungen

wonderful writer

(4 Sterne)

very surprised at how easy it was to follow a story written in the 1700s. the writer did a wonderful job. an amazing look into the life & times. horrible morals, but not horrible details - coated w PG13 descriptions. funny stories of escape con jobs & cheats.

It was better than Katz...

(5 Sterne)

I would read this again and again.