Name: Conversations with Casanova-A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts (Conversations With)
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Title: Conversations with Casanova
Author: Parker, Derek
Description: Imagined by one of the world’s leading experts on Casanova, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of history’s most famous lover.
A quiet chat with Casanova turns into a catalogue of racy encounters set in 18th-century Venice and other cities … and we can even ask questions! You’ll find out just how he got himself both in and out of some extremely sticky situations, from debt and imprisonment, to confrontations with jealous husbands and even heartbreak.
Renowned as a great lover and seducer, Casanova was far more than a bed hopping rake. He founded the world’s first national lottery, discussed theories of taxation with Frederick the Great, debated the merits of the Gregorian calendar with Catherine the Great, talked theology with Pope Clement XIII, lectured on Horace and Homer, and gave a public recital of his own poem on the Passion of the Christ. He was also an accomplished swindler, an extraordinary wit, a brilliant philosopher, a…