The Agony and the Ecstasy

A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

Stone, Irving

(Book - 2004)
The Agony and the Ecstasy
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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, New American Library,, 2004
ISBN: 9780451213235
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sto
Characteristics: 776 pages ; 20 cm


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Apr 26, 2011
  • d21221 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Anyone familiar with the works of Michelangelo will enjoy this tale of his life and how the artist lived and interacted with the world around him. It's not a book to be read in one sitting but gives some insight to the artist's passion, his family dynamics and the political and royal interactions of the time period. Worth delving into for those who want to learn more and still escape into the colorful and difficult life of a renaissance artist. Recommended for late night reading but not a beach book.


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Jan 12, 2015
  • Laura_Calgary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Bleed me of art, and there won't be enough liquid left in me to spit!"


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