The Agony and the Ecstasy Summary
Irving Stone

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The Agony and the Ecstasy Summary

“The Agony and the Ecstasy” is a sweeping biographical novel of Renaissance Florentine artist Michelangelo, and an overview of the turbulent times in which he lived. The novel presents the story of the rivalry of Italian city-states, the political infighting in and around the Catholic Church, and the struggle surrounding religious reform as the Church responds to the rise of the philosophy of humanism. On another level, the novel tells the...

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