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Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Simon & Schuster, 2016

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova. Today, “Casanova” is a synonym for “great lover,” yet the real story of this remarkable figure is little known.

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From the Author’s Desk

Laurence Bergreen is currently at work on his next book. It’s about a volatile pirate, a charismatic queen, and the unlikely origins of a global empire. Check back for more details in the coming months.


news from the author

  • Magellan Published in China

    Magellan Published in China

    Magellan never made it to China, but the book about him will. Over the Edge of the World arrives in Chinese bookstores early 2019.

  • Columbus published in Sweden

    Columbus published in Sweden

    Bergreen’s latest biography has just been published in Sweden by Leopard Förlag.

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  • Podcast with Doctor Ruth

    Podcast with Doctor Ruth

    Listen to the podcast of Bergreen’s talk with Dr. Ruth and Emily Witt at the New York Public Library.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagements

    View Bergreen’s speaker profile on the WME IMG Speakers website.

  • Casanova Published in Portugal

    Casanova Published in Portugal

    Casanova now available in Portugal from Bertrand. Visit the publisher’s website for more information.

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  • Casanova Paperback (US)

    Casanova Paperback (US)

    The paperback edition of Casanova is now available from Simon & Schuster.