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CASANOVA, G.: Story of My Life (The), Vol. 2 (Unabridged)

    

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CASANOVA, G.: Story of My Life (The), Vol. 2 (Unabridged)

The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova’s extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe—from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to Germany, with Venice at their heart. He falls madly in love, has wild flings and delirious orgies, and encounters some of the most brilliant figures of his time, including Catherine the Great, Louis XV and Benjamin Franklin. He holds a verbal duel with Voltaire, a pistol duel with a Polish noble, and finds himself hauled before the court multiple times, including in London, where the judge in question turns out to be none other than Henry Fielding. His appetite for life is voracious; for him, a life lived close to the precipice is the only life worth living.

The book is divided into six sections. Volume 2 contains the third and fourth sections: ‘3: The Eternal Quest’ and ‘4: Adventures in the South’.



Disc 1

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   The Story of My Life: The Eternal Quest 00:09:58
2.   Calsabigi did all in his power to quiet me down… 00:10:12
3.   At this she began to perspire violently… 00:11:00
4.   This letter affected me. 00:07:01
5.   My business over, I hastened to rejoin… 00:11:43
6.   At the end of this long session I saw Madame… 00:10:48
7.   The afflicted lady soon dried her tears… 00:08:43


Disc 2

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   As soon as we were seated in front of the fire… 00:09:56
2.   What a delightful plan! You have arranged... ' 00:10:13
3.   She then told me of her aunt's folly about Tiretta. 00:08:57
4.   If she had not answered thus, the merchant… 00:11:45
5.   Chapter 2 00:09:16
6.   An hour after my arrival I gave the charming… 00:09:54
7.   We walked silently enough along two or three… 00:11:56


Disc 3

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   A man picked it up and read it, and I knew him… 00:08:55
2.   Chapter 3 00:09:30
3.   I ran to my office, took out the money… 00:09:09
4.   I did not know this lady, but the name of d'Urfé… 00:09:02
5.   She then pointed out a china basin… 00:09:19
6.   The Chevalier d'Arzigny had an amiability… 00:09:59
7.   Chapter 4 00:07:45
8.   My brother had been made a member… 00:08:33


Disc 4

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Leaving the ambassador I went to see Boaz… 00:09:57
2.   After dinner M. d'O - - - - shewed me… 00:10:02
3.   When Thérèse was going along the seats… 00:10:14
4.   Next day snow fell in large flakes… 00:08:41
5.   Episode 12: Chapter 5 00:11:44
6.   This reply made me go off into a roar… 00:11:30
7.   She asked what her destiny would be… 00:10:20


Disc 5

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   As I was going home I passed a tea - garden… 00:10:36
2.   Ah! what happy days they seem… 00:09:25
3.   In all probability I should have immediately left… 00:10:18
4.   Chapter 6 00:09:33
5.   M. de la Popelinière, the fermier - general… 00:10:43
6.   I found my supposed son with Madame d'Urfé… 00:10:25
7.   I heard at Versailles, my dear mademoiselle…' 00:11:12


Disc 6

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   The Comte d'Eigreville had introduced me… 00:08:54
2.   I must here relate a grievous mistake… 00:09:35
3.   Chapter 7 00:11:10
4.   At that moment her mother and the Chevalier… 00:10:37
5.   She raised herself in the bed and begged me… 00:09:48
6.   I didn't take so short a time over my second… 00:10:04
7.   I saw Mdlle. Wynne the following day… 00:11:27


Disc 7

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   The poor woman, whose grief touched me… 00:09:42
2.   Chapter 8 00:10:57
3.   On our journey home I told Madame d’Urfé… 00:10:19
4.   One day after leaving Madame d’Urfé's… 00:12:31
5.   Chapter 9 00:08:33
6.   Mdlle. Wynne could not stay any longer in Paris… 00:09:57
7.   Next Tuesday at day - break I began to dance… 00:10:40


Disc 8

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   'My dowry of six thousand francs has served…' 00:10:55
2.   The following day I was up betimes… 00:11:03
3.   At eleven o'clock my room was full of people. 00:10:38
4.   I sold my horses, my carriages, my furniture… 00:11:35
5.   Episode 13: Chapter 10 00:09:29
6.   Everybody pretended not to hear anything… 00:09:11
7.   M. d'O - - - - asked if he should try to get rid… 00:09:33


Disc 9

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   At this his wife came in and began to take… 00:08:55
2.   While I was working at my calculations… 00:10:10
3.   I was not in the humour for wantonness… 00:10:01
4.   I knew that I had spent but a few minutes… 00:11:37
5.   And now, my children, you see what I owe…' 00:09:56
6.   At these words her face fell, and she began… 00:06:45
7.   Any other woman besides Esther… 00:09:42
8.   Chapter 11 00:05:19


Disc 10

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   I then explained to her the theory… 00:10:05
2.   I went out of the box in love, and almost happy… 00:10:04
3.   The Elector's little ball was very pleasant. 00:08:45
4.   I arrived at Cologne in time for the French play… 00:10:49
5.   The general, whose face had cleared… 00:11:19
6.   Exhausted, but not satiated with pleasure… 00:08:21
7.   Chapter 12 00:13:23


Disc 11

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   The Austrian ambassador was a good - natured… 00:10:36
2.   I saw at once that I should get no justice at all… 00:10:11
3.   I began by writing to my chief creditor… 00:09:40
4.   All my plans were successful, as I heard… 00:12:30
5.   Episode 14: Chapter 13 00:08:51
6.   All that was needed to secure my happiness… 00:09:16
7.   I ran and took up my position at the window… 00:11:06


Disc 12

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   At noon the worthy prelate was shewn up… 00:06:57
2.   Chapter 14 00:10:47
3.   After dinner he talked a good deal… 00:10:07
4.   The ambassador begged me to open the ball… 00:10:20
5.   Next day our rehearsal went off admirably… 00:11:41
6.   Chapter 15 00:10:22
7.   After supper I sent out Le Duc… 00:12:39


Disc 13

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   With this final impertinence she rose… 00:11:06
2.   After dinner the ambassador invited us… 00:11:15
3.   I took my guests to the suite of rooms… 00:10:48
4.   We continued our walk, and when we were far… 00:11:23
5.   Chapter 16 00:05:44
6.   My housekeeper came in to dress me… 00:10:43
7.   I did not allow myself to reflect. 00:11:10


Disc 14

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   'Whether I am being told the truth…' 00:09:46
2.   One day the fancy took me to ask to read… 00:10:44
3.   We rejoined the ambassador and M. - - - - … 00:11:00
4.   Chapter 17 00:08:29
5.   I could not have imagined that anything… 00:11:21
6.   Her appearance was as follows… 00:10:27
7.   After we had been a fortnight at Berne… 00:10:35


Disc 15

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Lebel did not reply to his sweetheart… 00:12:23
2.   Chapter 18 00:09:37
3.   When I reached Lausanne I found myself… 00:11:39
4.   We will conclude, then, that it is the beauty… 00:11:07
5.   The gay and even happy air of the newly… 00:11:52
6.   Episode 15: Chapter 19 00:07:43
7.   Greedy of the praise which he deserved so well… 00:08:29


Disc 16

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   I had not been back for a quarter of an hour… 00:09:34
2.   My epicurean syndic was exact… 00:08:34
3.   We spent a pleasant day, and he thanked me… 00:10:08
4.   I began to recite the same scene… 00:07:32
5.   I spent part of the night… 00:09:17
6.   Chapter 20 00:09:00
7.   I left the doctor, and instead of going towards… 00:11:31
8.   Not knowing what else to say, I took her hand… 00:07:08


Disc 17

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Everyone was curious to know the value… 00:10:01
2.   When we appeared in the dining - room… 00:10:19
3.   'How did you become amorous of a fellow…' 00:09:45
4.   'I will satisfy your curiosity.' 00:10:07
5.   As soon as we were relieved… 00:09:51
6.   Chapter 21 00:11:07
7.   This lady was the widow of a gentleman… 00:11:27


Disc 18

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   After all this talking, of which my ardour began… 00:10:11
2.   Adventures in the South: Episode 16 00:11:06
3.   She then kissed me with an air of submission… 00:08:36
4.   When I had taken Valenglard home… 00:10:23
5.   I was troubled by this succession of disasters… 00:10:26
6.   At eight o'clock all my guests arrived… 00:09:59
7.   The fair Mdlle. Roman seemed all amazed. 00:11:46


Disc 19

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   I left them, feeling amorous and sorry… 00:05:07
2.   Chapter 2 00:09:59
3.   While Le Duc was doing my hair… 00:09:52
4.   Dolci came, looking as handsome as an angel… 00:09:54
5.   'There are some very pretty women in Genoa…' 00:11:02
6.   Stuard was long enough gone. 00:09:59
7.   I ask my listener's leave to draw a veil… 00:10:50
8.   Chapter 3 00:05:28


Disc 20

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Next morning he took me to the end… 00:10:50
2.   'The day after, my lover – as he had to journey…' 00:11:02
3.   She fell into my arms, and she relieved… 00:11:13
4.   At Antibes I hired a felucca to take me… 00:10:14
5.   Episode 17: Chapter 4 00:10:25
6.   On the day fixed for the rehearsal they came… 00:09:00
7.   Five or six days later I went to see the marquis… 00:10:06


Disc 21

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   When he was left alone with me M. Grimaldi… 00:06:53
2.   The night was a sad one for both of us. 00:06:54
3.   Chapter 5 00:10:04
4.   When we rose from the table I amused myself… 00:10:23
5.   I supped with Annette, and was glad to see that… 00:09:43
6.   I took my chocolate, put on my dressing - gown… 00:10:44
7.   When the washing and the laughter it gave… 00:08:39
8.   Chapter 6 00:09:36


Disc 22

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   I went out with a beating heart… 00:09:15
2.   After we had satiated in part our amorous… 00:09:07
3.   I greeted him as warmly as I could… 00:09:05
4.   Chapter 7 00:08:42
5.   The Abbé Gama, who had some exceedingly… 00:08:37
6.   With these words she went on, and I proceeded… 00:09:09
7.   The catamite escaped from the bed… 00:09:34
8.   Thérèse had asked me to dine with the Abbé… 00:09:15


Disc 23

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   It was midnight when I passed under the Porta… 00:11:56
2.   Episode 18: Chapter 8 00:12:06
3.   I wrote a note to Costa, telling him to bring… 00:10:11
4.   I got to Momolo's in the dusk of the evening… 00:10:15
5.   From there I went to the confessor. 00:11:00
6.   Chapter 9 00:07:53
7.   I have often laughed on hearing philosophers… 00:09:20


Disc 24

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   When I got to the theatre the opera had begun. 00:10:03
2.   Leonilda looked away, and I felt shocked… 00:10:35
3.   I begged the duke to get the contract ready… 00:10:43
4.   We went to call on my daughter… 00:10:24
5.   Chapter 10 00:08:51
6.   When we got to Piperno… 00:10:58
7.   We passed into a large room, where we found… 00:11:09


Disc 25

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   'Everything is for the best, and I am sure…' 00:09:06
2.   At night - time I took off my costume… 00:09:46
3.   Chapter 11 00:11:00
4.   Next morning, just as I was going… 00:07:48
5.   I was so absorbed in the contemplation of her… 00:09:37
6.   I wrote a cheque on Zapata for three hundred… 00:08:36
7.   The next day the two pretty milliners… 00:09:23
8.   Chapter 12 00:07:43


Disc 26

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   I continued thus till the middle of May… 00:10:47
2.   I was thunderstruck at the impudence… 00:11:30
3.   At Magnan's I had a dinner worthy of Lucullus… 00:12:00
4.   The little boarder came back, and I stood up… 00:09:20
5.   Episode 19: Chapter 13 00:08:50
6.   The small Conte d'Aranda after caressing me… 00:09:08
7.   That supposition would have been tenable…' 00:10:42


Disc 27

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   We walked towards the Pont - Royal… 00:10:53
2.   The third day after my arrival I had to call… 00:11:51
3.   Chapter 14 00:09:14
4.   I ordered Bassi to give notice that the pit… 00:09:39
5.   I continued to enjoy the society… 00:11:43
6.   Chapter 15 00:10:08
7.   I suffered a martyrdom, for these compliments… 00:08:55


Disc 28

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   My grief, when I heard what had happened… 00:09:08
2.   The day after de Pyenne's departure… 00:09:22
3.   As I have said, Madame d'Aché had a good… 00:08:28
4.   Chapter 16 00:09:02
5.   We should have stayed at Basel some time… 00:09:48
6.   As she was going I escorted her to the carriage… 00:08:34
7.   I thought the way in which she… 00:09:43
8.   The syndic came back in due course… 00:08:50


Disc 29

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   I took this favourable opportunity to ask the two… 00:08:50
2.   The banker gave us an excellent dinner. 00:10:07
3.   In the morning I paid the mother a visit… 00:09:14
4.   The alter was purified of the blood… 00:09:23
5.   Chapter 17 00:10:26
6.   'M. de Raiberti mentioned your name to me…' 00:11:37
7.   He had been in the service of Spain… 00:11:34


Disc 30

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   On reflection I decided that I had never seen… 00:09:46
2.   We then fell to speaking of the affair… 00:10:04
3.   Episode 20: Chapter 18 00:11:06
4.   There was nothing interesting in the opera… 00:08:48
5.   The count came early in the morning… 00:12:16
6.   When the door was opened the pretty maid… 00:08:29
7.   Barbaro told me the chief incidents in a life… 00:09:34


Disc 31

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   The old man to whom Barbaro presented me… 00:04:59
2.   Chapter 19 00:10:42
3.   Doubtless the Spaniard felt that my nullity… 00:11:15
4.   We then started for the 'Apple Garden'… 00:11:14
5.   As I had agreed with Barbaro to visit the fair… 00:10:35
6.   We went back to the room, he in tears… 00:12:13
7.   Irene told me that her father had taught her… 00:11:18


Disc 32

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   It was then I drew the ten sequins from my purse. 00:04:54
2.   Chapter 20 00:12:05
3.   All these arrangements being made… 00:11:04
4.   We took off our masks and congratulated… 00:10:44
5.   'What amuses me in all this is that you are…' 00:11:08
6.   With these words she gave me her hand to kiss… 00:10:59
7.   I kissed the mouth which told me so plainly… 00:11:15


Disc 33

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   The poor girl then told me briefly… 00:04:13
2.   Chapter 21 00:10:16
3.   This story touched me and brought tears… 00:09:30
4.   The window is a great blessing to an impatient… 00:09:10
5.   The count made no reply, but left us alone. 00:11:10
6.   I spoke to her in a manner that affected her… 00:08:53
7.   When I went to bed, still thinking… 00:11:01


Disc 34

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 22 00:10:49
2.   This quiet reception gave me back my… 00:11:09
3.   I wished them good night, and retired… 00:11:00
4.   We got to Milan exactly at noon… 00:11:40
5.   What reply could I make 00:10:52
6.   I spent all my afternoons with the fair… 00:11:31

Total Playing Time: 40:43:47






Author(s):
Casanova, Giacomo

Reader(s):
Wickham, Peter

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: NA0315

Barcode: 9781781981467

Physical Release: 07/2018

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