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"[Stone] has painted the portrait of a supreme craftsman who was also one of the most versatile artists of all time." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Irving Stone was born in San Francisco on July 14, 1903. 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. He died on August 26, 1989.
It's one of the best biographies ever! Highly recommend it for art lovers,artists and everyone else.Published 3 days ago by SmitiMahabir
Fantastic. 5 stars. Excellent historical fiction read, couldn't put it down.Published 4 days ago by Karenina
Loved this book. My husband and I were both engineering students. I read it just before graduating college and then encouraged my boy friend at the time to also read it. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Pauly
I totally loved re-reading this book. I first read it 40 years ago, but appreciated it so much more now that I know more about art and history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joy Arleen Brightup
Not into biographical novels, but am into Italian Renaissance.Published 2 months ago by Joe the hermit
Fascinating book. Gripped me from the start. If you like history, architecture, and or art then this is for you!Published 2 months ago by Nick Gochnour
Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstacy is a wonderful recounting of the life of Michelangelo. I have just returned from a trip to Italy and was ready to read something about the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael DENNISUK
What a painless way to gain understanding and insight about Michelangelo's life, works, and historical setting! Not new but mostly timeless.Published 3 months ago by MamaKit