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The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)


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The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova’s extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe – from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to Germany, with Venice at their heart. He falls madly in love, has wild flings and delirious orgies, and encounters some of the most brilliant figures of his time, including Catherine the Great, Louis XV and Benjamin Franklin. He holds a verbal duel with Voltaire, a pistol duel with a Polish noble, and finds himself hauled before the court multiple times, including in London, where the judge in question turns out to be none other than Henry Fielding. His appetite for life is voracious; for him, a life lived close to the precipice is the only life worth living. The book is divided into six sections. Volume 3 contains the fifth and sixth sections: ‘5: In London and Moscow’ and ‘6: Spanish Passions’.
Facts
Item number NA0328
Barcode 9781781981726
Release date 11/9/2018
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 33
Performers
Reader Wickham, Peter
Disc: 1
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 The Story of My Life 00:08:39 Wickham, Peter
2 I had sent away the milliner after having… 00:09:04 Wickham, Peter
3 Next morning Possano came to tell me… 00:10:53 Wickham, Peter
4 I was going on with my calculations… 00:06:26 Wickham, Peter
5 When dinner-time drew near I endeavoured… 00:08:48 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 2 00:09:38 Wickham, Peter
7 My brother, astonished at the sight… 00:05:30 Wickham, Peter
8 I began to talk about my brother… 00:06:53 Wickham, Peter
9 The next day, which was Holy Thursday… 00:06:44 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 2
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 The wind was contrary, and we had to row… 00:09:17 Wickham, Peter
2 Clairmont brought us an excellent dinner… 00:09:42 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 3 00:08:53 Wickham, Peter
4 I brought Madame d'Urfé the box… 00:10:29 Wickham, Peter
5 The day I had my brother arrested… 00:09:06 Wickham, Peter
6 I then left him and told Clairmont to pack up… 00:10:44 Wickham, Peter
7 As we were to dine at noon exactly… 00:11:49 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 3
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I found Madame d’Urfé in bed… 00:09:49 Wickham, Peter
2 My new cousin immediately sent an express… 00:10:02 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 4 00:10:21 Wickham, Peter
4 When we had finished supper, Marcoline… 00:09:54 Wickham, Peter
5 Marcoline scarcely dared breathe to see me… 00:10:52 Wickham, Peter
6 When I came back I found my two Lesbians… 00:07:47 Wickham, Peter
7 After the oracular business had been settled… 00:05:07 Wickham, Peter
8 I went to the advocate whom M. Bono… 00:06:13 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 4
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 This quieted my fears a little, and I spent… 00:09:01 Wickham, Peter
2 Episode 22: Chapter 5 00:10:21 Wickham, Peter
3 All present were Venetians, and they welcomed… 00:06:24 Wickham, Peter
4 Early the next morning I got a note… 00:07:58 Wickham, Peter
5 After the first course there was greater unison… 00:09:29 Wickham, Peter
6 Just then Marcoline came back to the room… 00:08:36 Wickham, Peter
7 What can I do for you? I am leaving Lyons…' 00:08:39 Wickham, Peter
8 I was in a dreadful rage, and did not notice Adèle 00:09:17 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 5
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 While she slept I enjoyed the pleasure… 00:06:39 Wickham, Peter
2 Chapter 6 00:08:40 Wickham, Peter
3 The next day trunk and abbé came together. 00:09:10 Wickham, Peter
4 I called on a banker and got him to give me… 00:08:27 Wickham, Peter
5 When I got back to my inn, I found my brother… 00:10:59 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 7 00:10:06 Wickham, Peter
7 It was seven o’clock when I went out… 00:09:46 Wickham, Peter
8 He might have learnt a great deal…' 00:07:39 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 6
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I visited the theatres of Covent Garden… 00:10:59 Wickham, Peter
2 After we had taken coffee, which was served… 00:09:47 Wickham, Peter
3 After a long discussion on politics… 00:08:19 Wickham, Peter
4 Chapter 8 00:12:07 Wickham, Peter
5 I left the poor woman, after giving her… 00:09:00 Wickham, Peter
6 The entrance-fee at Vauxhall was half… 00:09:32 Wickham, Peter
7 When I got back from the theatre… 00:10:13 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 7
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 When the dessert was served I drew… 00:07:04 Wickham, Peter
2 When I got home I received a note… 00:08:02 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 9 00:07:12 Wickham, Peter
4 The worthy nun replied that the count…' 00:08:31 Wickham, Peter
5 Such a state cannot last long, for if nothing…' 00:08:38 Wickham, Peter
6 The next day, when I told my lover…' 00:07:35 Wickham, Peter
7 We had to abandon ourselves to our destiny.' 00:08:11 Wickham, Peter
8 Oeiras, feeling sure that the lady was myself…' 00:07:59 Wickham, Peter
9 Fastening my lips on hers, I felt with delight… 00:07:49 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 8
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 My charming Portuguese did not reflect… 00:08:33 Wickham, Peter
2 The 1st of August was a fatal day for both of us. 00:08:03 Wickham, Peter
3 Episode 23: Chapter 10 00:09:47 Wickham, Peter
4 The noble lord came to dinner… 00:10:51 Wickham, Peter
5 We had a good English dinner… 00:07:45 Wickham, Peter
6 When we left the table we went into… 00:09:12 Wickham, Peter
7 Constantini had been arrested the day before… 00:05:25 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 9
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Chapter 11 00:09:03 Wickham, Peter
2 I am delighted to see you again,'… 00:08:41 Wickham, Peter
3 I congratulated myself on being on the verge… 00:09:16 Wickham, Peter
4 Sixteen months ago I saw M. Morosini…' 00:11:04 Wickham, Peter
5 Chapter 12 00:09:05 Wickham, Peter
6 After this description Goudar sat down… 00:08:55 Wickham, Peter
7 Goudar was astonished when he heard… 00:08:52 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 10
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Chapter 13 00:09:06 Wickham, Peter
2 At eight o'clock the two carriages were ready… 00:09:54 Wickham, Peter
3 I was idiot enough to express my repentance… 00:11:07 Wickham, Peter
4 When Edgar heard that I had no particular … 00:10:04 Wickham, Peter
5 Although Edgar was a profligate, he was… 00:10:35 Wickham, Peter
6 As I had not committed any crime… 00:08:46 Wickham, Peter
7 Episode 24: Chapter 14 00:07:43 Wickham, Peter
8 One day, as I was going into St. James's Park… 00:05:35 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 11
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I led a tranquil and orderly life… 00:10:06 Wickham, Peter
2 When we got to the door of their house… 00:09:16 Wickham, Peter
3 M---- F---- came back and told his wife… 00:10:38 Wickham, Peter
4 There was a sale of valuable articles… 00:08:50 Wickham, Peter
5 Chapter 15 00:10:00 Wickham, Peter
6 The next day, feeling anxious to hear… 00:11:13 Wickham, Peter
7 About the same time a London banker… 00:10:35 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 12
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Gabrielle got on horseback as if she had… 00:05:51 Wickham, Peter
2 Chapter 16 00:09:48 Wickham, Peter
3 When we came home I lay down on my bed… 00:08:27 Wickham, Peter
4 The next morning I received a letter… 00:09:15 Wickham, Peter
5 When I got to Dunkirk, the day after… 00:09:28 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 17 00:10:38 Wickham, Peter
7 When we got to the end of the stage… 00:10:28 Wickham, Peter
8 He could not have treated me worse… 00:08:25 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 13
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I put up at the 'Hotel de Paris,'… 00:09:08 Wickham, Peter
2 He read me a letter from Calsabigi…' 00:08:08 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 18 00:09:32 Wickham, Peter
4 Three or four days after the marshal… 00:10:04 Wickham, Peter
5 The next day, when I went to dine with… 00:09:51 Wickham, Peter
6 I made up my mind to go to Russia… 00:10:13 Wickham, Peter
7 Half an hour later a chamberlain came… 00:09:54 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 14
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Episode 25: Chapter 19 00:10:45 Wickham, Peter
2 The day after her arrival great alarm… 00:09:44 Wickham, Peter
3 I was only stopped once, and that was… 00:10:24 Wickham, Peter
4 At last I was tired and left the ball… 00:08:42 Wickham, Peter
5 Da Loglio had given me a letter for the Princess… 00:11:15 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 20 00:10:30 Wickham, Peter
7 I woke after a few hours to find her sleeping… 00:11:15 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 15
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 We reached Moscow in the time the horse-hirer… 00:07:43 Wickham, Peter
2 In the course of a week I saw all the sights… 00:08:39 Wickham, Peter
3 Voltaire had just sent the empress his… 00:07:36 Wickham, Peter
4 Chapter 21 00:10:16 Wickham, Peter
5 I read in one of our modern journals… 00:07:51 Wickham, Peter
6 I left Russia with the actress Valville… 00:07:47 Wickham, Peter
7 Rinaldi, the architect, a man of seventy… 00:09:10 Wickham, Peter
8 The day after my arrival I hired a man… 00:09:22 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 16
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 My purse was too lean to allow of my… 00:06:06 Wickham, Peter
2 The carnival was a brilliant one. 00:07:47 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 22 00:08:40 Wickham, Peter
4 As soon as the palatin saw me… 00:09:22 Wickham, Peter
5 We kissed each other, and I ordered… 00:09:53 Wickham, Peter
6 The ball had pierced my hand… 00:08:06 Wickham, Peter
7 In a couple of hours everyone whom… 00:10:47 Wickham, Peter
8 I heard afterwards that on the day of the duel… 00:09:58 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 17
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 After taking leave of this brave patriot… 00:08:47 Wickham, Peter
2 The next day Count Moszczinski brought… 00:09:16 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 23 00:10:59 Wickham, Peter
4 I said no more lest I should awaken suspicion… 00:11:56 Wickham, Peter
5 Two days later, as I was buying a pair of lace… 00:11:51 Wickham, Peter
6 While she was dressing I ordered a carriage… 00:09:02 Wickham, Peter
7 Spanish Passions: Episode 26 00:09:37 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 18
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I copied out the document, and gave it him… 00:10:33 Wickham, Peter
2 Two or three days before the end… 00:09:28 Wickham, Peter
3 Your highness told me at Riga that you…' 00:11:05 Wickham, Peter
4 Next came Vestri, whom I did not know… 00:09:02 Wickham, Peter
5 With a view to pleasing the actress… 00:09:59 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 2 00:09:23 Wickham, Peter
7 I gave him the twenty Louis, and placed… 00:11:34 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 19
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I spent the rest of the day in writing letters… 00:10:59 Wickham, Peter
2 When dinner was over I took Croce apart… 00:10:54 Wickham, Peter
3 Paris struck me quite as a new place. 00:11:55 Wickham, Peter
4 Chapter 3 00:10:05 Wickham, Peter
5 About midnight, the father came in jovially… 00:08:04 Wickham, Peter
6 At the gate of a town not far from Madrid… 00:10:12 Wickham, Peter
7 I wanted a servant who could speak French… 00:09:44 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 20
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I had called two or three times on the painter… 00:08:00 Wickham, Peter
2 What I liked best about the spectacle… 00:07:12 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 4 00:10:09 Wickham, Peter
4 Donna Ignazia thanked me for honouring… 00:09:55 Wickham, Peter
5 The younger of the two cousins was ugly… 00:09:54 Wickham, Peter
6 The next day I dined with Mengs… 00:09:50 Wickham, Peter
7 At five o'clock Manucci appeared… 00:06:18 Wickham, Peter
8 An hour after his departure I saw Donna Ignazia… 00:06:32 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 21
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 I spent a second night worse than the first… 00:09:06 Wickham, Peter
2 Chapter 5 00:09:57 Wickham, Peter
3 In the documents which Don Pablo Olavides… 00:08:54 Wickham, Peter
4 When I returned to the ambassador’s house… 00:09:42 Wickham, Peter
5 When Mengs was beaten in an argument… 00:08:55 Wickham, Peter
6 I often saw the king's gentleman… 00:10:39 Wickham, Peter
7 I was a good deal occupied with the question… 00:08:09 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 22
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Chapter 6 00:09:59 Wickham, Peter
2 Here my barber came in, and she left me. 00:09:34 Wickham, Peter
3 We had some ices, and my two companions… 00:09:27 Wickham, Peter
4 We went to see the splendid but barbarous… 00:10:38 Wickham, Peter
5 I waited a quarter of an hour, then they came… 00:08:14 Wickham, Peter
6 Episode 27: Chapter 7 00:08:09 Wickham, Peter
7 I admired his generosity and agreed to… 00:07:25 Wickham, Peter
8 I could scarcely believe in such an extremity… 00:08:23 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 23
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 The Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar… 00:10:01 Wickham, Peter
2 As soon as Don Diego had gone, we began… 00:10:03 Wickham, Peter
3 In the interval before supper Nina entertained… 00:09:40 Wickham, Peter
4 Chapter 8 00:10:07 Wickham, Peter
5 On the 14th of November I went to see her… 00:09:50 Wickham, Peter
6 On the fourth day the officer of the guard… 00:11:51 Wickham, Peter
7 Accompanied by the officer and a servant… 00:09:03 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 24
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 When I made up my mind at the end of August… 00:08:01 Wickham, Peter
2 My new friend introduced me to the professor… 00:07:33 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 9 00:06:36 Wickham, Peter
4 I told, in the most decent manner possible… 00:05:55 Wickham, Peter
5 On the tenth day, the disease having abated… 00:10:06 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 10 00:09:14 Wickham, Peter
7 The woman went out, leaving me… 00:07:42 Wickham, Peter
8 Nina thought to see you in the pit of the…' 00:07:58 Wickham, Peter
9 The next day, as I had expected, I received a lett 00:09:08 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 25
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Chapter 11 00:10:14 Wickham, Peter
2 Under the circumstances I think my behaviour… 00:09:33 Wickham, Peter
3 In due course the husband did apply to the… 00:10:38 Wickham, Peter
4 Next day I delivered my letters to M. Rivarola… 00:09:34 Wickham, Peter
5 I had had an agreeable conversation... 00:08:13 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 12 00:08:17 Wickham, Peter
7 The landlord brought me the bill, and I saw… 00:07:40 Wickham, Peter
8 I sat down on my bed, and turned the scene… 00:07:11 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 26
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 We were walking along engaged in agreeable… 00:08:55 Wickham, Peter
2 I will prove my assertions this evening… 00:07:18 Wickham, Peter
3 At last she fell asleep, and I remained beside her 00:08:39 Wickham, Peter
4 I summoned the vetturino, and told him… 00:09:32 Wickham, Peter
5 Episode 28: Chapter 13 00:08:51 Wickham, Peter
6 The chief constable asked me to give him… 00:09:14 Wickham, Peter
7 The table was laid for thirty, but before dinner… 00:09:34 Wickham, Peter
8 Just as I was leaving the house, the fair Sara… 00:09:24 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 27
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Although I am not a prejudiced man… 00:06:40 Wickham, Peter
2 I went to see the wretched man’s body… 00:05:38 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 14 00:09:51 Wickham, Peter
4 As I went away I asked an official why… 00:09:38 Wickham, Peter
5 Two or three days after I gave a dinner… 00:10:31 Wickham, Peter
6 Morosini, a young man of nineteen… 00:09:02 Wickham, Peter
7 I found Leonilda had developed into a… 00:10:33 Wickham, Peter
8 The marchioness tried to calm my transports… 00:10:41 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 28
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 On the occasion of my third supper… 00:09:30 Wickham, Peter
2 Chapter 15 00:09:31 Wickham, Peter
3 This poisoning was the last sign the Jesuits… 00:10:17 Wickham, Peter
4 I took the utmost delight in these scandalous… 00:09:47 Wickham, Peter
5 He talked so much about her that I became… 00:10:24 Wickham, Peter
6 A few days later Manucci set out for Naples… 00:11:05 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 29
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 Chapter 16 00:09:41 Wickham, Peter
2 I made them a present of some silk stockings… 00:09:55 Wickham, Peter
3 I had no need to excuse Armelline… 00:10:41 Wickham, Peter
4 Every day the Princess Santa Croce told me… 00:09:53 Wickham, Peter
5 As we were leaving Armelline said she… 00:11:40 Wickham, Peter
6 Chapter 17 00:08:52 Wickham, Peter
7 We began by sitting down in front… 00:11:34 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 30
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 The comparison is a sophism. 00:09:24 Wickham, Peter
2 When I was alone with the two friends… 00:08:14 Wickham, Peter
3 As Armelline got into the carriage… 00:09:07 Wickham, Peter
4 I addressed myself to Armelline, and observed… 00:08:10 Wickham, Peter
5 Episode 29: Chapter 18 00:09:26 Wickham, Peter
6 I asked the landlord why he did not go bail… 00:08:40 Wickham, Peter
7 I had seen Premislas when he was a child… 00:09:29 Wickham, Peter
8 The next morning the little gaming party… 00:09:58 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 31
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 At Florence ignorance is the rule and learning… 00:06:16 Wickham, Peter
2 The squinting priest, whose name was Zacchierdi… 00:08:19 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 19 00:08:33 Wickham, Peter
4 A week after this scandal Don Martino… 00:08:38 Wickham, Peter
5 We had been friends for three weeks when… 00:07:47 Wickham, Peter
6 Twenty-seven months later I met Bolini… 00:08:46 Wickham, Peter
7 Chapter 20 00:07:05 Wickham, Peter
8 I got down at the Jew's house, wondering… 00:06:42 Wickham, Peter
9 The next day I gave out my linen to the maid… 00:07:53 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 32
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 We dined very pleasantly together. 00:08:52 Wickham, Peter
2 On my way upstairs I saw a light shining… 00:09:01 Wickham, Peter
3 It was past three o’clock in the morning… 00:09:31 Wickham, Peter
4 In spite of my resolves, Leah renewed the attack… 00:08:53 Wickham, Peter
5 Chapter 21 00:09:24 Wickham, Peter
6 Marco Monti, such was the consul's name… 00:08:14 Wickham, Peter
7 After the procurator had gone I began to… 00:09:18 Wickham, Peter
8 The most obstinate of them told me… 00:08:09 Wickham, Peter
Disc: 33
The Story of My Life, Vol. 3 (Unabridged)00:00:00
1 This new present, and the monthly payment… 00:05:51 Wickham, Peter
2 Leuzica had been listening to our conversation… 00:06:17 Wickham, Peter
3 Chapter 22 00:09:36 Wickham, Peter
4 I dined by myself, made calls in the afternoon… 00:08:59 Wickham, Peter
5 In the morning nobody came to attend on me… 00:10:33 Wickham, Peter
6 Before long the whole village had heard… 00:10:27 Wickham, Peter
7 A few minutes before we sat down to dinner… 00:11:14 Wickham, Peter
8 [Thus abruptly end the Memoirs…] 00:09:02 Wickham, Peter
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