Naked Came I A Novel of Rodin Author:David Weiss Here is the story of the passionate, earthy genius - the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo - whose voluptuous nudes were the scandal of the nineteenth century. — Rodin's personal life was as sensuous as his sculptures. His first model became the mother of his only child - and fifty years later he married her. Meanwhile, he took a long successi... more »on of mistresses, ranging from the exquisite, ill-fated Camille Claudel to the shrewish Duchess of Choiseul.
In his struggle for recognition Rodin was caught up in the whirling, licentious, Bohemian life of nineteenth-century Paris. The immortals of a tradition-shattering age - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Proust, Manet, Hugo, and Zola - come vibrantly alive on these pages. The result, in the words of the "San Francisco News-Call-Bulletin," is "a truly masterful biographical novel.« less