Volume V in the Series: THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA de SEINGALT. COMPLETE (Vol.1 to 6 - Illustrated) A new Edition by Barry's Collection from: THE RARE UNABRIDGED LONDON EDITION OF 1894 TRANSLATED BY ARTHUR MACHEN TO WHICH HAS BEEN ADDED THE CHAPTERS DISCOVERED BY ARTHUR SYMONS. Illustrated with Old Engravings About the Series: VOLUME 1 - VENETIAN YEARS CASANOVA AT DUX An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE AUTHOR'S PREFACE THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA EPISODE 1 - CHILDHOOD EPISODE 2 - CLERIC IN NAPLES EPISODE 3 - MILITARY CAREER EPISODE 4 - RETURN TO VENICE EPISODE 5 - MILAN AND MANTUA VOLUME 2 - PARIS AND PRISON EPISODE 6 - PARIS EPISODE 7 - VENICE EPISODE 8 - CONVENT AFFAIRS EPISODE 9 - THE FALSE NUN EPISODE 10 - UNDER THE LEADS VOLUME 3 - THE ETERNAL QUEST EPISODE 11 - PARIS AND HOLLAND EPISODE 12 - RETURN TO PARIS EPISODE 13 - HOLLAND AND GERMANY EPISODE 14 - SWITZERLAND EPISODE 15 - WITH VOLTAIRE VOLUME 4 - ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH EPISODE 16 - DEPART SWITZERLAND EPISODE 17 - RETURN TO ITALY: GENOA-TUSCANY-ROME EPISODE 18-RETURN TO NAPLES: ROME-NAPLES-BOLOGNA EPISODE 19 - BACK AGAIN TO PARIS EPISODE 20 - MILAN VOLUME 5 -- IN LONDON AND MOSCOW EPISODE 21 - SOUTH OF FRANCE EPISODE 22 - TO LONDON EPISODE 23-THE ENGLISH EPISODE 24 - FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO BERLIN EPISODE 25 - RUSSIA AND POLAND VOLUME 6 - SPANISH PASSIONS, EPISODE 26 - SPAIN EPISODE 27 - EXPELLED FROM SPAIN EPISODE 28 - RETURN TO ROME EPISODE 29 - FLORENCE TO TRIESTE EPISODE 30 - OLD AGE AND DEATH OF CASANOVA Giacomo Girolamo Casanova ( 2 April 1725 - 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. As was not uncommon at the time, Casanova, depending on circumstances, used more or less fictitious names, such as baron or count of Farussi (the name of his mother) or "Chevalier de Seingalt." He often signed his works "Jacques Casanova de Seingalt" after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer." He associated with European royalty, popes, and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life. "I should like to be the younger brother to all humanity." In a signal encounter with the famous French philosopher and writer Voltaire, Casanova explains that "I amuse myself by studying people as I travel . . . it is fun to study the world while passing through it." Indeed, Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt, traveller, adventurer, musician, lover, escaped convict, and avid reader, brings to his monumental The Story of My Life(Histoire de ma vie) an explicit relish-and aptitude-for intimate observations on human nature, customs, gastronomy, science, literature, economics, and religion.