"Includes the only extant letter to the actor Gianni Garini."
Benedetto Casanova: brother of the famous womanizer; traveler; poet, philosopher, musician. linguist, diplomat, spy, pioneering philanthropist, and consummate seducer of men all over Europe. A few years Giacomo's junior, Benedetto followed the famous lover of women through the courts of Europe. On the way he has adventures with countless men, but, unlike his sibling, fell in love with a German soldier, and managed to keep alive a romantic relationship over time and distance. His memoirs were discovered in 1881, glued to the pages of another book. They have never been published-until now. Back Cover.