The Agony and the Ecstasy
By (author) Irving Stone
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Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Book DescriptionThe passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo. His time - the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring Popes, the all-powerful de'Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola... His loves - the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de'Medici; the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi; and his last love, his greatest love - the beautiful, unhappy Vittoria Colonna... His genius - a God-driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780451171351
(176mm x 107mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Dutton / Signet
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 30-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Irving Stone
Agony and the Ecstasy, Paperback (September 2004)
A classic historical novel honoring the five hundredth anniversary of the artist's famed David sculpture dramatizes the life of the Renaissance artistic genius Michelangelo, recalls his love affairs, his disputes with cardinals and popes, and his years of working on the Sistine Chapel. Reprint.
From Mud-Flat Cove to Gold to Statehood: California 1840-1850, Paperback (May 1999)
Takes us on a journey that allows us to encounter the citizenry, experience the milestones, and appraise the events that forged California. This title lets you experience the culture, the hardships, and the greatness of men. It shows the terrible tragedy of the Donner Party and the long-battled for successes of so many others.
Lust for Life, Paperback (February 1990)» View all books by Irving Stone
A biography of Van Gogh. No artist has been more ruthlessly driven by his creative urge, nor more isolated by it from most ordinary sources of human happiness, than Vincent Van Gogh. A painter of genius, his life was an incessant struggle against poverty, madness and despair.
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Author Biography - Irving Stone
Irving Stone(1903-1989) was born in San Francisco. He wrote several books in a genre that he coined the biographical novel, which recounted the lives of well-known historical figures. In these novels, Stone interspersed biography with fictional narrative on the psychology and private lives of his subjects. He also wrote biographies of Clarence Darrow and Earl Warren, and short biographies of men who lost presidential elections."
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