Talk:Histoire de ma vie

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Date of 1960 for first edition[edit]

I believe that a date in this article is incorrect. It is shown as 1960 and most likely should be 1860

I know that it sounds like a mistake, but the date in the article is right. There was no original edition before 1960 (see here for example. The fact the Laforgue had access to the original manuscript still seems to be discussed too, but it is clear that this edition was not faithful to the manuscript at all...) Hervegirod 20:08, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Code of Conduct[edit]

I removed the Code of conduct categorization, as I think it does not apply to Histoire de ma vie. It is an Autobiography, not a code of conduct; and especially with Casanova, who wrote in one of the first pages of this book: Le lecteur qui aime à penser verra dans ces mémoires que n'ayant jamais visé un point fixe, le seul système que j'eus, si c'en est un, fut de me laisser aller ou le vent qui soufflait me poussait (The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led) Hervegirod 21:58, 22 May 2007 (UTC)