Casanova in Bolzano-logo

Casanova in Bolzano

Sandor Marai

At midnight on October 31, 1756, Giacomo Casanova—yes, that Casanova—escaped from a Venetian prison with help from a defrocked friar named Balbi. But instead of continuing to Munich, as his memoirs record, he stopped at an inn called The Stag in the Italian village of Bolzano. There he rested, secured a loan from a friend, and resumed his old life of seduction and debauchery. Or so Sandor Marai's account goes. Written within the framework of historical reality, this riveting novel chronicles a scoundrels downfall. Events past and present intertwine: the memory of a duel over a beautiful girl, a Duke who once spared Casanovas life, an intercepted love letter, an offer the notorious lover cant refuse. Richly realized, full of psychological tension, dazzling in its period detail, this novel joins Embers in re-establishing Mara as one of the world's great literary voices.

At midnight on October 31, 1756, Giacomo Casanova—yes, that Casanova—escaped from a Venetian prison with help from a defrocked friar named Balbi. But instead of continuing to Munich, as his memoirs record, he stopped at an inn called The Stag in the Italian village of Bolzano. There he rested, secured a loan from a friend, and resumed his old life of seduction and debauchery. Or so Sandor Marai's account goes. Written within the framework of historical reality, this riveting novel chronicles a scoundrels downfall. Events past and present intertwine: the memory of a duel over a beautiful girl, a Duke who once spared Casanovas life, an intercepted love letter, an offer the notorious lover cant refuse. Richly realized, full of psychological tension, dazzling in its period detail, this novel joins Embers in re-establishing Mara as one of the world's great literary voices.
More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

At midnight on October 31, 1756, Giacomo Casanova—yes, that Casanova—escaped from a Venetian prison with help from a defrocked friar named Balbi. But instead of continuing to Munich, as his memoirs record, he stopped at an inn called The Stag in the Italian village of Bolzano. There he rested, secured a loan from a friend, and resumed his old life of seduction and debauchery. Or so Sandor Marai's account goes. Written within the framework of historical reality, this riveting novel chronicles a scoundrels downfall. Events past and present intertwine: the memory of a duel over a beautiful girl, a Duke who once spared Casanovas life, an intercepted love letter, an offer the notorious lover cant refuse. Richly realized, full of psychological tension, dazzling in its period detail, this novel joins Embers in re-establishing Mara as one of the world's great literary voices.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

8h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:22:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:15:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:05