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(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Carlo Goldoni is remembered only for his contributions to Italian drama. The major source of information about Goldoni and his theater is his autobiography, Mémoires de M. Goldoni pour servir à l’histoire de sa vie, et à celle de son théâtre (1787; Memoirs of Goldoni Written by Himself, Forming a Complete History of His Life and Writing, 1814). Commonly known as his Mémoires, Goldoni’s autobiography was written in Paris, where Goldoni spent the final years of his life.