History Of My Life

Author: Giacomo Casanova
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801856679
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Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice in 1725. His parents, both actors, wanted him to become a priest, but their hopes were dashed when, at sixteen, he was expelled from the seminary for immoral misconduct. Probably best-known for his reputation as a womanizer, Casanova was in turn a secretary, a soldier in the Venetian army, a preacher, an alchemist, a gambler, a violinist, a lottery director, and a spy. He translated Homer's Iliad into Italian and collaborated with Da Ponte on the libretto for Mozart's Don Giovanni. He retired in 1785 to the castle of a friend - Count Waldstein of Bohemia - in order to write his memoirs. Because every previous edition of Casonova's Memoirs had been abridged to suppress the author's political and religious views and tame his vivid, often racy, style, the literary world considered it a major event when Willard R. Trask's translation of the complete original text was published in six double volumes between 1966 and 1971. Trask's award-winning translation now appears in paperback for the first time.

The Cambridge History Of American Literature Volume 3 Prose Writing 1860 1920

Author: Cyrus R. K. Patell
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521301077
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Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature

The Writings Of Theobald Wolfe Tone 1763 98 Volume 3

Author: Theobald Wolfe Tone
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198208808
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Containing the writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone - barrister, United Irishman, agent of the Catholic Committee and later an officer in the French revolutionary army - this edition contains all his writings. It consists of Tone's diaries, correspondence, autobiography, pamphlets, public addresses, and miscellaneous memoranda.

A History Of The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus

Author: Washington Irving
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The Life Of Abraham Lincoln Volumes 3 4

Author: Ida M. Tarbell
Editor: Digital Scanning Inc
ISBN: 9781582181257
Size: 12,95 MB
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The conclusion to Tarbell's biography of Lincoln, as originally published in 1900.

The Story Of My Life

Author: Augustus J. C. Hare
Editor: Good Press
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"The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6" by Augustus J. C. Hare. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Story Of My Life

Author: Giacomo Casanova
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140439151
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Coming to the big screen this January—Buena Vista's Casanova, starring Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, Good Samaritan, spy, swashbuckler, self-made gentleman, entrepreneur, poet, translator, philosopher, and general bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover the Western world has known but also astoryteller of the first order. The Penguin Classics edition of Casanova's The Story of My Life features a brilliant translation by Stephen Sartarelli and Sophie Hawkes and provides readers with the most famous episodes as well as the overall shape of Casanova's monumental memoir in one beguiling, unique volume.

Nursing History Review Volume 3

Author: Joan E. Lynaugh
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812214529
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The official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing

A History Of Greek Philosophy Volume 3 The Fifth Century Enlightenment Part 2 Socrates

Author: W. K. C. Guthrie
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521096676
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Investigates the character, life, and philosophical thought of Socrates against the background of his contemporaries