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- Print Length: 306 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I0QI332
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
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The Story of my Escape: from the prisons of the Republic of Venice otherwise known as "The Leads" Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I found the old style of the language a little difficult to get to grips with. The sentences were, to my modern ear, over long and complex, but this was the style at the time. The translator has enabled this to be accessible today and it's certainly a good read.
The translation has been sensitively done, with the result that the story flows really well.
I wouldn't have known it had been translated from French had I not been told!
It's almost painful at times and yet full of joy, danger and excitement at others...
I found myself imagining various scenarios where I was part of this adventure, as well:)
I cannot help but wonder: what next?
Casanova is no Papillion and his torments are that of a somewhat spoiled libertine but it was a fascinating account of his escape, his time and the psychology of the man himself and good to have it translated into a language I can actually read.
And thankyou to the translator for the thankyou in the back :) You're welcome. You still owe me some pints.