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Description - The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780451171351
ISBN-10: 0451171357
Format: Paperback
(176mm x 107mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Dutton / Signet
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 30-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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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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