The Agony and the Ecstasy
by Irving Stone
No trip to Italy is complete without a glimpse of the great works of Michelangelo Buanarroti, sculptor, painter, poet, and all around Renaissance man. In The Agony and the Ecstasy, American author, Irving Stone, breathes new life into Michelangelo, in this fictional biography. Based on hundreds of the artist’s letters, the novel is exquisite in its scope, details, and rigorous research into the lives of one of the greatest figures in history.