Giacomo Giralamo Casanova was born in Venice Italy. His greatest work, his memoir, was written in French because it was the language of the educated in his time. He spent a lot of time and money on French lessons and loved France for its liberty. Why then didn’t he spend his life there? That is story involving the Louis the King of France, a suicide, and his decking a nobleman at the opera.
Elizabeth Hillman reminds him of that fact in 2016 in the pages of Conjuring Casanova, available now for pre-order and in bookstores June 7th.