Agony and the Ecstasy

Agony and the Ecstasy

Signet Classics
by Irving Stone
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
©1961, Item: 80840
Hardcover, 661 pages
Used Price: $8.00 (1 in stock) Condition Policy

Historical Setting: Italy, 1475-1564 A.D.

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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