Casanova's Homecoming

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T. Seltzer, 1922 - 199 pages
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What happens to the great lover when he is old and no longer great?

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Page 93 - Suddenly aware that his lips were dry, he poured himself a glass of water from the carafe on the table; the drink was lukewarm and sweetish to the taste.
Page 172 - ... dream of the morning, and the terrible awakening. And what he read in Marcolina's countenance was not what he would a thousand times rather have read there; it was not thief, libertine, villain. He read only something which crushed him to earth more ignominiously than could any terms of abuse; he read the word which to him was the most dreadful of all words, since it passed a final judgment upon him — old man. Had it been within his power to annihilate himself by a spell, he would have done...

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