"Don Giovanni is no beggar. A few months ago he was the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina, until a tidal wave washed away everything he owned. Though he's now homeless and poor, he still has his pride--and his good looks. Yet winter is coming, and Don Giovanni has nowhere to go, nothing to eat.
When a well-dressed stranger offers him unlimited wealth in exchange for a simple-sounding wager, Don Giovanni knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. But Don Giovanni is desperate. Against his better judgment he enters into a deal with the devil: he will not change his clothes or bathe for three years, three months, and three days.
Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless Don Giovanni loses the wager--and with it, his soul."
ISBN: 0470112328 / 9780470112328
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co