Irving Stone Message Board

DEBORAH ANN STEC posts on 4/21/2008 5:08:24 PM I just loved the book because i am into the arts sepecially the Rennaisance painters like Michelangelo,Renoir, Monet, etc. my art teacher in college was into art history to the point that he would let us watch his travels on video. and they were in depth and made me want to appreciate art more. iam an artist and i have a deeper love for it because of this book. CHARLTON HESTON JUST DIED, But my favorite movie is when he portrayed Michelangelo. Our teacher made us watch the movie for a better under- standing of the artist and hos works.
flwergrl518 posts on 10/23/2007 10:41:10 PM i am trying to read the agony and the ecstasy by this friday and i can not finish it........could someone post a detailed summary with the rising action, plot, and falling action? i will write it in my own words! thanks
posts on 5/2/2006 2:13:04 PM Just finished Stone's 1938 biography about the life of Jack London. Interesting insight from a 1938 book about the stature of London 22 years after his death. I would be interested to get feedback on London's place in Am Lit today. Also found after reading that Stone claimed to be a half brother or step brother of London. Depending on London's real father which is still in question. That bit if info was found in a 200 interview of Milo Shepherd the grandson of a step sister or half sister of London, Eliza London Shepherd, who was said to have had an affair with Cordell Hull, FDR's sec of state.

Barbara N. posts on 2/22/2006 5:10:23 PM I have read several of Stone's books in the past and very much enjoyed his biographical novels. I recently found an old copy of "Passionate Journey". I would like to know if this novel is based on the life of a real person or is it purely fictitious?
roger johnson posts on 1/30/2006 4:59:26 PM I was enthralled with his depiction of Darwin. The lush detail of all that surrounded Darwin: the society,his family,colleagues et al flowed like a river right to he end.Needless to say I loved it and am going to read more of his work. thought was
fallintrust posts on 1/7/2006 9:50:39 PM Anyone know where I could get details or good, in-depth reviews on "Those Who Love"?
caitlin posts on 8/9/2005 6:57:10 PM Does anyone know if there are any book notes for The Agony and the Ecstacy? Free ones would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Magda posts on 2/21/2005 8:52:27 AM Dear Madeleine! This novel you are asking for and I honestly recommend is "Moulin Rouge" by Pierre La Mure.
mary rodriguez posts on 1/13/2005 10:44:50 PM i am not an art buff or a history buff but i am a reader and i started reading this book because i had nothing else left to read but i will honestly say this is one of the best books i have read the fact that it is biographical in nature does not deterr it from being a great story. if more historical happenings or biographys were written in the same way as this i would be a smarter person. as a matter of fact i feel a little smarter already, i know things now about that era, michelangelo, art and many other things that i didnt know before. :)
chrissy posts on 1/3/2005 2:41:39 PM The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone is a great read, especially if you're into art and history. The book not ony is about Michelangelos life, but it also refers to certain art methods. Michelangelo certainly experienced an interesting time during his life, were the Renaissance was still taking place. His competition with Leonardo Da Dinci at age 30 made hyim not act his usual seld, he wanted to be the the 1st greatest artist of Florence. He taveled to many places for commissions and to learn, his father only cared about money. No one in the Bunoratti family was interested in art, two of his brothers turned against him under the influence of the fanatic monk Sonarola who intended to be a leader. (a crazy one who destroyed anything not considered appropiate to the church by raiding peoples houses.) Good thing he was killed because he was driving Florence iinto a mad city. Well basically, the book is good so I would say it is a must-read. Even though is kind of long it is worth the time. I still have about 300 pages to go so I havent gone trough a final understanding of the book yet.

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