Casanova in Bolzano
[a Novel]Book - 2004
"In 1756 Giacomo Casanova escapted from the dreaded cells of Venice's most infamous jail : it is at this moment that Sandor Marai begins his story. Stopping to rest at the Italian vilage of Bolzano, Casanova secures a loan to rebuild his life, and resumes his art of seduction. But there is another reason he has come to this particular village : the memory of a duel he fought long ago with the duke of Parma over a girl named Francesca. Casanova lost the fight; Francesca became the duke's wife; and the duke spared Casanova's life on condition that he never set eyes on her again. The village of Bolzano is part of the duke's lands. Now an old man, the duke arrives at the inn with a love letter he has intercepted from his wife to Casanova. He could kill Casanova on the spot but instead makes him an irresistable offer, one that will ultimately be the downfall of the notorious lover."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2004.
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