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The Comedies of Carlo Goldoni

edited with an introduction by Helen Zimmern

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Author: Carlo Goldoni
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,295 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.5
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 920
Added to site: 2010.08.30 28851
Genres: Drama, Humor

r people must take what they can get, and make no attempt to shine."

The Count would have said more, but the author had heard enough. He thanked his kind critic, took leave of his hostess, went back to the inn, ordered a fire, and reduced "Amalasunta" to ashes. This performance completed, not without natural regret, he ordered a good supper, which he consumed with relish, after which he went to bed and slept tranquilly all night. On the morrow, dining with the Venetian Ambassador, he recounted to him his adventures. The Ambassador, compassionating his destitute condition, and finding pleasure in his company, found a post for him in his household as a sort of chamberlain. This position, by no means arduous, left Goldoni plenty of time for himself. He now made the acquaintance of a quack doctor, a certain Buonafede, who went by the name of the Anonimo, and was a very prince of charlatans. This man, among other devices to attract customers, carried about with him a company of actors, who, after assisting



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