Memoirs of a Libertine: A Modern Picaresque Tale

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Thomas Bauer

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The heir to a great fortune refuses to follow his father in business and is disinherited. To maintain his lavish lifestyle, he forgoes a promising music career to romance wealthy women. His adventures take him from mod London, to a daring escape from East Berlin, to Carnival in Venice, to the underbelly of exotic Tangier.


Action, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Satire, Memoir

Short Summary

Armie Thornton is heir to a great fortune. He refuses to join the family business and is disinherited. A gifted pianist and operatic tenor, a great career awaits him, but he prefers the life provided by wealthy lovers, which result in a series of love affairs and bizarre adventures.


San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Venice, Rome, Tangier, the jungles of South America and Africa.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Armie Thornton

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Charming, Heartthrob, Manipulative, Masculine, Romantic, Seductive, Sexy, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Lady Anne

Age: 30

Gender: 30

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Aggressive, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Unapologetic, Sophisticated, Seductive, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Harley

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Masculine, Seductive, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Contessa

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aggressive, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Unapologetic, Sophisticated, Seductive, Romantic

About The Author

A native Californian, Thomas Bauer has been an educator, actor, and director before devoting himself to writing. He has written 7 plays, countless short stories, and poetry. His editorials frequently appear in the Los Angeles Times and San Luis Obispo Tribune. He lives in Morro Bay with his wife.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2023

Hard Copy Available



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