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Casanova in Bolzano

Fiction: Popular Fiction
Unabridged   9 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/08/2004

Casanova in Bolzano

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565119215
Digital Download ISBN:9781615730490


Another rediscovered masterpiece from the author of Embers: an erotically charged novel about Casanova's fateful encounter with the woman who finally defeats him.

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Product Description

At midnight on October 31, 1756, Giacomo Casanova—yes, that Casanova—escaped from a Venetian prison with help from a defrocked friar named Balbi. But instead of continuing to Munich, as his memoirs record, he stopped at an inn called The Stag in the Italian village of Bolzano. There he rested, secured a loan from a friend, and resumed his old life of seduction and debauchery.

Or so Sándor Márai’s account goes. Written within the framework of historical reality, this riveting novel chronicles a scoundrels downfall. Events past and present intertwine: the memory of a duel over a beautiful girl, a Duke who once spared Casanovas life, an intercepted love letter, an offer the notorious lover cant refuse. Richly realized, full of psychological tension, dazzling in its period detail, this novel joins Embers in re-establishing Mára as one of the world’s great literary voices.

Author Bio

SÁNDOR MÁRAI (pronounced SHAN-dor) was born in Kassa, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1900. He rose to fame as one of the leading literary novelists in Hungary in the 1930s. Profoundly antifascist, he survived WWII, but persecution by the Communists drove the his country in 1948, first to Italy and then to the United States. He committed suicide in San Diego in 1989. He is the author of a significant body of work, which Knopf is translating into English.