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By Giacomo Casanova
During this autobiographical story, a tender dandy is compelled to escape his place of origin after falling afoul of the specialists. yet sheltering within the royal court docket he reveals treachery and insult and is ultimately situated right into a meaningless war of words over a lady he cares not anything approximately. advised with debonair wit and a cruel angle towards excessive society, the story turns into a annoying experience that ends up in a shocking outcome.
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Included are excerpts from paintings via Havelock Ellis - W.E. Garrett Fisher - Richard von Kraft Ebbing - Arthur Schnitzler - Arthur Symonds - Mark Twain - And the complete model of Casanova's duel as written in his own memoirs.
Full-color paintings by way of Francesco Casanova - Anton Raphael Mengs - Jean-Marc Nattier - Johann Berka - an 1841 map of Weehawken - "An Air Balloon Engagement" through J. Barrow - and images of the 10 most threatening duelists.
Also integrated: “Famous Duels, Duelists, and Dueling Grounds”
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