The Duel by Giacomo Casanova

The Duel by Giacomo Casanova
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Paperback, 70 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Melville House
First published 1789
Source: Purchased through book club subscription

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I had to force myself to read this as 1) I don't like 18th-century literature nor 2) am I fond of Italian literature. But I had the book and to read something by Casanova felt like a bit of an accomplishment. Surprisingly, the story is highly readable and even entertaining. A straightforward telling of a situation that a rogue and rascal gets himself into which ends in a duel, it also was highly philosophical and moralising which I found fascinating. Glad to say I've read it.


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