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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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


Disc 7

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


Disc 8

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'My dowry of six thousand francs has served…' 00:10:55
2.   Play with flash player The following day I was up betimes… 00:11:03
3.   Play with flash player At eleven o'clock my room was full of people. 00:10:38
4.   Play with flash player I sold my horses, my carriages, my furniture… 00:11:35
5.   Play with flash player Episode 13: Chapter 10 00:09:29
6.   Play with flash player Everybody pretended not to hear anything… 00:09:11
7.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player At this his wife came in and began to take… 00:08:55
2.   Play with flash player While I was working at my calculations… 00:10:10
3.   Play with flash player I was not in the humour for wantonness… 00:10:01
4.   Play with flash player I knew that I had spent but a few minutes… 00:11:37
5.   Play with flash player And now, my children, you see what I owe…' 00:09:56
6.   Play with flash player At these words her face fell, and she began… 00:06:45
7.   Play with flash player Any other woman besides Esther… 00:09:42
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:05:19


Disc 10

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


Disc 11

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


Disc 12

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


Disc 13

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


Disc 14

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


Disc 15

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


Disc 16

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


Disc 17

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


Disc 18

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


Disc 19

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


Disc 20

  The Story of My Life, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Next morning he took me to the end… 00:10:50
2.   Play with flash player 'The day after, my lover – as he had to journey…' 00:11:02
3.   Play with flash player She fell into my arms, and she relieved… 00:11:13
4.   Play with flash player At Antibes I hired a felucca to take me… 00:10:14
5.   Play with flash player Episode 17: Chapter 4 00:10:25
6.   Play with flash player On the day fixed for the rehearsal they came… 00:09:00
7.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player When he was left alone with me M. Grimaldi… 00:06:53
2.   Play with flash player The night was a sad one for both of us. 00:06:54
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:10:04
4.   Play with flash player When we rose from the table I amused myself… 00:10:23
5.   Play with flash player I supped with Annette, and was glad to see that… 00:09:43
6.   Play with flash player I took my chocolate, put on my dressing - gown… 00:10:44
7.   Play with flash player When the washing and the laughter it gave… 00:08:39
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:09:36


Disc 22

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


Disc 23

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


Disc 24

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


Disc 25

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


Disc 26

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


Disc 27

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


Disc 28

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


Disc 29

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


Disc 30

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


Disc 31

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


Disc 32

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


Disc 33

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


Disc 34

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

Release Date: 07/2018

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