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Casanova's Women: The Great Seducer and…

Casanova's Women: The Great Seducer and the Women He Loved

by Judith Summers

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Not at all a bad book, but I did skip a few chapters. I have read Casanova's memoirs and the chapters I skipped were about women I really was not interested in.
I think this book is well written, in a nice and easy style. It's like reading the memoirs all over again, only the short version.

It's nice to see that some of these women have actually been identified later on. In this book you get some extra background information on them. It really adds to the whole story.

When you red the memoirs you can't help but wonder if he was always telling the truth. It was therefore no surprise to read he'd been telling lies here and there...
Again, a good addition to the whole story.

The edition I read also contained some images, putting faces on the names.
All in all, I would think this is a little more interesting to people who would find the memoirs too long, but still want to know about the man. I found this book nice overall, but not a 'must read', because I had read the memoirs. It's simply an addition, nothing spectacular. ( )
  nicky_too | Dec 2, 2010 |
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"The eighteenth-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova used his charisma to talk his way into the beds of more than two hundred women and turned his name into a synonym for seduction. Charming, brilliant and devastatingly attractive, the compulsive womaniser claimed to like and understand his conquests. He could be the perfect lover when he wanted to - thoughtful, generous and imaginative - but he could also be ruthless, cruel, selfish and dishonest." "Who were the women upon whom Casanova built his reputation as one of the greatest lovers who ever lived? From the two sisters with whom he had his first sexual experience to the libidinous Venetian nun who defied God in order to sleep with him, from the wealthy widow he tricked out of a fortune to the love of his life, the glamorous and daring Henriette, they all have their story to tell. Here Judith Summers looks at history's most famous seducer from a female perspective, throwing new light on a dangerous and beguiling man."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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