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    Available in PDF Format | LUST FOR LIFE: A LIFE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH..pdf | English
    Irving Stone(Author)
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  • PDF | 420 pages
  • Irving Stone(Author)
  • John Lane - The Bodley head LTD.; Reprint edition (1941)
  • English
  • 10
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  • By Sky on 12 June 2010

    This book is a must for people who feel that they are getting a bad break in life. Vincent Van Gogh was naive enough to follow the Christian ethic to the letter,which led to his demise as a priest. When he was sent to the coal mining regions of northern Europe to care for the poor and destitute, he found their poverty so acute that he just could not bear to have more then they so he lived as they did. When the church inspectors came to check up on him, they immediately fired him as not being fit to be a preacher.So, he turned to art as a medium to worship his God. He didn't sell because he refused to paint what the public wanted. He stuck to what he saw and how he wanted to portray the world. Irving Stone paints a very clear picture in words and sustains interesting and informative text through the whole book. Reading about Van Gough is most likely the most inspiriing story you will ever encounter.

  • By Cat19 on 23 November 2015

    I have not finished reading this book yet, but it won't be long as I am finding it completely gripping. A harrowing read at times, Irving Stone has completely brought Van Gogh to life. I read Stone's book about Michelangelo, The Agony and the Ecstasy, many years ago so my expectations for this book were high. Both books are amazing, and I have no hesitation is recommending them both.

  • By Gillian on 13 April 2013

    Although, as this is about Van Gogh's life, it is not a light-hearted book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I knew nothing of Van Gogh's life prior to his becoming an artist so it was interesting to discover how he came to choose that path. I enjoy Irving Stone's books and although the dialogue is obviously imagined, it gives a good insight into the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh - and the man! The item arrived quickly, well packaged and as described. Excellent service!

  • By Sonia B. on 10 December 2016

    Really love this book,I have never read about the great "Van Gogh" before. Am really enjoying it but it does bring a tear to my eyes .If you are a fan you will enjoy .

  • By Brian Bryant on 7 October 2016

    An interesting read which gives a good insight into Van Gogh life.

  • By R T K on 31 July 2015

    Excellent read, some artistic licence by the writer but a sensitively written story of Vincent's struggle with his mental illness.

  • By jane craft on 4 June 2016

    This is a lovely book. Very sad but quite uplifting

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