Lust for Life by Irving Stone

$ 22.00

Irving Stone, 'Lust for Life,' a Washington Square Press Collateral Classic, originally published in 1934, this is a March 1967 Collateral Classic first printing.

Lust for Life is a 453 page paperback measuring 6 1/4" x 4".  There is a remainder mark across the top edge.  Otherwise, the book is in very good condition, with sound binding and clean unmarked 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.