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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, A New Translation
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini A New Translation Author:Benvenuto Cellini, George Bull Benvenuto Cellini was born in 1500, wrote his autobiography at intervals during the years 1558-66, and died in 1571. The first printed edition did not appear until 1728, and it did not become widely known outside Italy until the early nineteenth century. Since that time, it has taken its place as the most famous, or notorious of all autobiograph... more »ies.
Despite its egotism and bias, it gives us the most vivid and convincing account we have of 16th-century rulers and the manners and morals of their subjects. Cellini's friends and enemies were drawn from every strata of society. We are introduced in rapid succession to inn-keepers, musicians, , writers, cardinals and dukes.
A fascinating look at history. Printed in Great Britain. A hard-to-find out-of-print edition.« less