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The Story Of My Life

Author : Giacomo Casanova
ISBN : 0140439153
Genre : Literary Collections
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Coming to the big screen this January—Buena Vista's Casanova, starring Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, Good Samaritan, spy, swashbuckler, self-made gentleman, entrepreneur, poet, translator, philosopher, and general bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover the Western world has known but also astoryteller of the first order. The Penguin Classics edition of Casanova's The Story of My Life features a brilliant translation by Stephen Sartarelli and Sophie Hawkes and provides readers with the most famous episodes as well as the overall shape of Casanova's monumental memoir in one beguiling, unique volume.
Category: Literary Collections

The True Story Of My Life

Author : Hans Christian Andersen
Genre : Authors, Danish
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The Story Of My Life

Author : František J. Vlček
ISBN : 0873388178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Story of My Life, originally published in Czechoslovakia in 1928, is the engaging and informative autobiography of Frank Vlchek, a Czech immigrant who became a successful businessman in Cleveland, Ohio, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The youngest of fourteen children, Vlchek was born to peasant parents in Budyn, southern Bohemia, in 1871. After attempting a career in blacksmithing in Bohemia, at the age of seventeen he decided to follow his two older sisters to Cleveland, home to America's second-largest Czech community. Vlchek worked a variety of unsatisfactory jobs during his first years in Cleveland. In 1895 he opened his own smithing operation, which after a long struggle was transformed into a successful corporation that specialized in the manufacture of toolkits for automobiles. acquisitions, and the successes and travails of his operation. Vlchek was often able to travel home to Czechoslovakia, and during those trips he noted the different cultural and political attitudes that had evolved between Czechs and their Czech American cousins. Vlchek's memoir provides a rare primary source about Czech immigrants. It also offers insight into a self-made man's life philosophy, illustrates relations between ethnic groups in Cleveland during the 1880s, and demonstrates the assimilation of a late-nineteenth-century immigrant in America. Readers interested in immigration history as well as the history of Cleveland will enjoy this fascinating autobiography.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

History Of My Life

Author : Giacomo Casanova
ISBN : 0801856647
Genre : Europe
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Because every previous edition of Casonova's Memoirs had been abridged to suppress the author's political and religious views and tame his vivid, often racy, style, the literary world considered it a major event when Willard R. Trask's translation of the complete original text was published in six double volumes between 1966 and 1971. Trask's award-winning translation now appears in paperback for the first time.
Category: Europe

The Story Of My Life

Author : Helen Keller
ISBN : 0451528255
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Helen Keller's personal recollections and correspondence reveal her relationship with her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, and the problems and obstacles she encountered as she struggled to overcome her handicaps. Reissue.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Story Of My Life

Author : George Sand
ISBN : 079140580X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nkomo The Story Of My Life

Author : Joshua Nkomo
ISBN : UOM:39015008368600
Genre : National liberation movements
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The Story Of My Life Vol 5 In London And Moscow

Author : Giacomo Casanova
ISBN : 1617207632
Genre : History
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Casanova 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. 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. Set of 6 volumes.
Category: History