The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy

A Novel of Michelangelo

Book - 1961
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The life of the artistic genius, Michelangelo, recalls his love affairs, his disputes with cardinals and popes, and his years of work on the Sistine Chapel.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1961.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 664 p. 25 cm.


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Aug 29, 2017

If you ever feel like getting geeky about Art History, specifically Michaelangelo, this is the perfect novel. I read this at age 13, so don't be intimidated. Despite it's thickness, the story is entertaining and dramatic enough, the historical context is immersive and feels real. It's a surprisingly vivid way to connect emotionally with history and art. Just remember it's technically a Biographical Fiction.


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