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The Agony and the Ecstasy by  Irving (1903-1989) Stone - Signed - 1961 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Agony and the Ecstasy

by Stone, Irving (1903-1989)

Condition: Bound in full black morocco, a.e.g., for Aspreys. Fine


Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1961. 8vo. Bound in full black morocco, a.e.g., for Aspreys. Fine. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed by Stone on ffep.


Irving Stone was born in San Francisco on July 14, 1903. He wrote several books in a genre that he coined the “biographical novel,” which recounted the lives of well-known historical figures. In these novels, Stone interspersed biography with fictional narrative on the psychology and private lives of his subjects. He also wrote biographies of Clarence Darrow and Earl Warren, and short biographies of men who lost presidential elections. He died on August 26, 1989.




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