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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sándor Márai Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 Sándor Márai’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 Mára as one of the world’s great literary voices.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vicky Marin | 1/9/2014

    " the best book I've ever read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eman | 12/26/2013

    " My fifth translation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 12/10/2013

    " Possibly a 3.5 - not as good as Embers which I could hardly put down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lua | 10/15/2013

    " I couldn't finish the book, I tried, I really did because not finishing a book is sacrilegious to me but the long, unnecessary rhetoric in this book made it tedious and unbareable. There's no real story line, it seemed that the author just wanted to get his ideas out there and thought mascarading it as a novel would be a good idea. It's not!! "

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