Search Results: "Gerardo Casanova"


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CASANOVA by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Casanova's adventures include plenty of juicy details, and Bergreen weaves in just enough to prove his reputation. His travels during one of history's most exciting periods will be great fun for any history lover."
Bergreen (Columbus: The Four Voyages, 2011, etc.) applies his historical storytelling skills to the famous Venetian lover, introducing his intellectual side. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Ian Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kelly's immersion in the Casanova story pays off handsomely."
British biographer and cultural correspondent Kelly (Beau Brummell, 2006, etc.) fleshes out the complex 18th-century Venetian—principally known and caricatured as a serial seducer—as a significant intellectual chronicler of his age. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Lydia Flem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful and intelligent examination of the great lover, but more effective as analysis and literary criticism than as biography."
Flem, a Franco-Belgian psychoanalyst and author, takes a bit of a busman's holiday with this biography/critique of the 18th century's most famous rake. Read full book review >

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AESOP'S TALES by Aesop
by Aesop, developed by Progetto Rosetta, adapted by Gerardo Casanova, translated by Emma Hedley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2012

"It's a mess, riddled with typos, botched wording and grating sound cues. The moral here is obvious: The person who fails to steer clear of this app will find much to regret. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Shoddy, sloppy and badly translated, this collection of five fables is as baffling as it is crude. Read full book review >

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Conjuring Casanova by Melissa Rea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2015

"A light, enjoyable romp through time."
A lonely doctor conjures up a famous lover in Rea's time-traveling romance. Read full book review >

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WHAT CASANOVA TOLD ME by Susan Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2005

"Some nice historical color and a raft of exotic settings, hobbled by the pedestrian plot and a tiresome contemporary protagonist."
Canadian novelist Swan (The Wives of Bath, 1993, etc.) intertwines 18th- and 21st-century tales to lead two young women toward maturity and emotional fulfillment. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA IN BOLZANO by Sándor Márai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2004

"Embers was the work of a master of concision and irony. This is self-indulgent rant."
The legendary lover is the beleaguered antihero of this hitherto untranslated 1940 novel. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA IN BOHEMIA by Andrei Codrescu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"High-flying but somehow unpretentious prose, intellectual fireworks, and more steamy couplings than a shelf's worth of romance novels: altogether, a potent dose of high-literary eroticism."
Essayist, deadpan NPR racounteur, and too-infrequent novelist Codrescu (The Blood Countess, 1995, etc.) offers a comedic take on the life of Casanova. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA IN LOVE by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Another moving, persuasive and satisfying tale from the most original historical novelist now working. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000ad/promo; author tour)"
A richly imagined historical entertainment, capturing both the gaudy, amoral life of mid-18th-century London and the character of one of history's most famous Lotharios. Read full book review >

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ICE-OUT by Mary Casanova
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A unique look at a familiar period in history. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
It is the 1920s, the age of Prohibition, the automobile, and the speak-easy. Even in rural Minnesota there is money to be made for anyone willing to bend the rules. Read full book review >

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WHEN EAGLES FALL by Mary Casanova
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"The author's note describes her hands-on research with eagle experts and includes several Web sites where naturalists can learn more. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Alexis has been "banished" (her word) by her mother, who lives in San Diego, to International Falls, Minnesota, where her father is the foremost authority on the bald eagle. Read full book review >