The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi

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Author: Carlo Gozzi
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,249 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2010.07.23
mnybks.net#: 28509
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Romance

Carlo Gozzi, the famous Venetian dramatist of the last century, had a quick wit and a lively fancy. Yet assuredly he never dreamed that his memoirs would be republished in the year 1890 for the entertainment of an English public by an English scholar and critic.

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, innocent--I will not say in thoughts--but most innocent as to the acts of love. The town of Zara was the rock on which this frail bark of my innocency foundered; and since I hope to make my readers laugh at my peculiar bent in love-making, and also by the tales of my amours, I will first describe my character in this respect, and then proceed to the narratives.

I always preserved a tincture of romantic metaphysics with regard to love. The brutality of the senses had less to do with my peccadilloes than a delicate inclination and tenderness of heart. I cherished so lofty and respectful a conception of feminine honour and virtue that any women who abandoned themselves to facile pleasures were abhorrent to my taste. A fille de joie, as the voluptuaries say, appeared to me more frightful, more disgusting, than the Orc described by Boiardo.[2] Never have I employed the iniquitous art of seduction by suggestive language, nor have I ever allowed myself the slightest freedom which might stimulate de

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