The Duel Paperback
Part of the 101 Pages series - Alma Classics series
The notorious adventurer and seducer Giacomo Casanova tells of his travels - on the run from the authorities of his native Venice - around northern Europe, poking fun at the ruling classes he encounters there, before focusing on a pivotal incident that occurs in Warsaw.
Insulted by a Polish count over an Italian ballerina, Casanova finds himself forced to challenge his rival to a duel, and the sequence of events and their aftermath are described with gusto by the narrator. A rollicking autobiographical account by one of the most iconic figures of eighteenth-century Europe, The Duel is presented here with an extract about the same event from Casanova's memoirs, written fifteen years later.
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/07/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847497659
- Paperback from £5.49