Lust for Life by Irving Stone

$ 8.00

Lust for Life by Irving Stone is a 453-page paperback, a Washington Square Press Collateral Classic, originally published in 1934, this is a March 1967 Collateral Classic first printing.  There is a remainder mark across the top edge.  Otherwise, the book is in very good condition, with sound binding and clean pages. 

Book Summary

Vincent Van Gogh was a tragic figure in his time, besieged by uncertainty, disappointment and a tortured mind.  The heroic devotion of his brother Theo was the most important sustaining influence on his life.  The author uses the techniques of a fiction writer and the approach of a biographer in re-creating the storm and stress that both destroyed a great artist's soul and drove him to exercise his extraordinary talents, which the world recognized all too late.