The Duel (Art of the Novella) (Paperback)

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By Giacomo Casanova, James Marcus (Translator)
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About This Book

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

About the Author

Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was a Venetian adventurer and author. Although he is remembered as a famous womanizer, he is also one of the most important writers of the 18th century. James Marcus is the translator of Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781935554493
ISBN-10: 1935554492
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication Date: August 16th, 2011
Pages: 70
Language: English
Series: Art of the Novella