Racy Memoir by Casanova for the French National Library

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The French National Library has bought itself a belated valentine in the form of manuscript pages by the hand of the world’s most famous lover, Giacomo Casanova, Reuters reported. The 3,700-page purchase includes Casanova’s memoir, “L’Histoire de Ma Vie” (“The Story of My Life”), below, which was thought to have been destroyed at the end of World War II; it was discovered in boxes that had been transferred to a bank safe in Leipzig, Germany, in 1945 a few days before Allied bombing raids...

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