The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

by Benvenuto Cellini
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini

Benvenuto Cellini was a celebrated goldsmith and distinguished sculptor, yet it is on his autobiography that much of his fame rests. Begun in Florence when he was fifty-eight, it was primarily intended to be the story of his life and art, his tragedies and triumphs. However, as he was an active participant in the wars and struggles of the period, and drew his friends and enemies from all levels of society, it became a vivid and convincing portrait of the manners and morals both of the rulers of the sixteenth century and of their subjects.

With enviable powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humour, reflected in an equally vigorous and extravagant style, Cellini has provided an intriguing and unrivalled glimpse into the palaces and prisons of the Italy of Michelangelo and the Medici. For this edition, George Bull has revised and expanded his Introduction, added comprehensive notes and updated the Bibliography.

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BN ID: 2940026646470
Publisher: P. F. Collier & son [
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1000 KB

About the Author

Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence in 1500 and died in 1571.

James Fenton is a prizewinning poet, former professor of poetry at Oxford, and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.

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The Autobiography Of Benvenuto Cellini 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very nice version of this. The text was clean and easy to read. I really learned alot about Cellini, he was truly fascinating.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book itself is a very fascinating look into the Renaissance Era. The author is SO arrogant that you just fall in love with him! He's dead after all, and you can put him down whenever you want. If you can't find a better electronic copy, go ahead and get this one.
ColoKid More than 1 year ago
The optical character recognition of this book is terrible, making it virtually useless. Words such as "like" show up as "Uke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago