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Casanova
Author: Andrew Miller

ISBN: 9780340682104
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1 January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Description:
Giacomo Casanova arrives in England in the summer of 1763 at the age of thirty-eight, seeking a respite from his restless travels and liaisons.

But the lure of company proves too hard to resist and the dazzlingly pretty face of young Marie Charpillon even harder. Casanova's pursuit of this elusive bewitcher drives him from exhilaration to despair and to attempt to reinvent himself in the roles of labourer, writer and country squire.

Based on a little-known episode in Casanova's life, this is a scintillating, poignant, often comic portrait of a far more complex figure than legend suggests and of the decadent society in which he operated.

About the Author

Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. His first novel, Ingenious Pain, was published by Sceptre in 1997 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the International IMPAC Award and the Grinzane Cavour prize in Italy. Casanova, his second novel, met with similar acclaim on its publication in 1998 and he has since published Oxygen, which was shortlisted for the Booker ...

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