A Hand Painted Masterpiece, brilliantly written. A Venetian nobleman who confronts power and runs away, creating jubilation and a reputation for irresistible seducer. And a pending conversation with a special woman ... Giacomo Casanova, central character of the book, will join us & aggravate; and does not give us more. I read everything (or almost everything) of this author, perhaps this music novel is what comes closest to & laquo; to the End ". An intoxicating story.