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In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee his hometown after falling afoul of the authorities. But sheltering in the royal court he finds treachery and insult and is eventually positioned into a meaningless confrontation over a woman he cares nothing about. Told with debonair wit and a merciless attitude toward high society, the tale becomes a tense adventure that leads to a surprising outcome. This Is A Melville House "HybridBook"
HybridBooks are a union of print and electronic media: Purchasers of this print edition also receive Illuminations
--additional curated material that expands the world of Casanova's novella through text and illustrations--at no additional charge.
To obtain the Illuminations for The Duel
by Giacomo Casanova
, simply scan the QR code (or follow a url) found at the back of the print book; the link leads to a landing page where you can download a file for your preferred electronic reading device.
Included are excerpts from work by Havelock Ellis - W.E. Garrett Fisher - Richard von Kraft Ebbing - Arthur Schnitzler - Arthur Symonds - Mark Twain - And the entire version of Casanova's duel as written in his personal memoirs.
Full-color art by Francesco Casanova - Anton Raphael Mengs - Jean-Marc Nattier - Johann Berka - an 1841 map of Weehawken - "An Air Balloon Engagement" by J. Barrow - and portraits of the ten most deadly duelists.
Also included: "Famous Duels, Duelists, and Dueling Grounds