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Japin In Lucias Eyes


Japin In Lucias Eyes

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Set in the mid-18th century, Dutch author Japins elegant second novel (after The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi) richly imagines the plight of Casanovas first youthful heartbreak. Lucia is 14 and a servant girl in a noble house in Pasiano, Italy, when she first meets the young seminarian visitor Giacomo Casanova, who is as virginal as she. They fall into a frolicsome love affair until Lucia contracts the dreaded smallpox. Horribly disfigured from the disease, she concocts a story to turn Giacomo away and flees her home to embrace adventures across Europe, in turn working as a servant, a secretary to an enlightened woman philosopher, and a prostitute, who "learned to accept what other women found intolerable." Years later, having reinvented herself as Galathee, a well-heeled madam in Amsterdam, she finds a mysterious liberation in the use of a veil to attract her clients and meets Casanova again, now the practiced seducer le Chevalier de Seingalt. Their mature affair is conducted in the form of a cynical wager, and they dance rhetorically around the tender feelings of their youth. Despite the awkward conceit of the prostitutes veil and the sometimes stilted language of this translation, Japin has incorporated Casanovas Story of My Life to beguiling effect. (Nov.)
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# Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: VINTAGE; New Ed edition (2006)
# ISBN-10: 0099479036
# ISBN-13: 978-0099479031
# Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
# Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

ISBN: 978-0-099-47903-1

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