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 . . .
Michelangelo Buonarroti, creator of David, painter of the Sistine ceiling, architect of the dome of St. Peter's, living once more in the tempestuous, powerful pages of Irving Stone's great book.
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