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About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Lust for Life Prologue - London

1. L'ange aux poupons

2. Goupil and Company

3. In its own image, love creates love

4. "Let's forget it, shall we?"

5. The Van Goghs

6. "Why, you're nothing but a country boor!"

7. Ramsgate and Isleworth

Book One - The Borinage

1. Amsterdam

2. Kay

3. A stuffy, provincial clergyman

4. Latin and Greek

5. Mendes da Costa

6. Where lies the greater strength?

7. Evangelical school

8. The Blackjaws

9. A miner's hut

10. Success!

11. Terril

12. Marcasse

13. A lesson in economics

14. Fragile

15. Black Egypt

16. Exit God

17. Bankruptcy

18. An incident of little importance

19. As one artist to another

20. Enter Theo

21. The old mill at Ryswyk

Book Two - Etten

1. "There's a living in that!"

2. Fou

3. The student

4. Mijnheer Tersteeg

5. Anton Mauve

6. Kay comes to Etten

7. "No, never, never!"

8. There are some cities in which a man is forever ill-fated

Book Three - The Hague

1. The first studio

2. Christine

3. Work in progress

4. A man needs a woman

5. "You must hurry and begin to sell!"

6. Goodness grows in curious places

7. Savoir souffir sans se plaindre

8. The merciless sword

9. Love

10. The Holy Family

11. Theo comes to the Hague

12. Fathers are funny

13. L'art, c'est un combat

Book Four - Nuenen

1. A studio in the vicarage

2. The weavers

3. Margot

4. "It's loving that's important, not being loved"

5. Whither thou goest

6. Inquisition

7. "Your work is almost salable, but..."

8. The Potato Eaters

Book Five - Paris

1. "Ah, yes, Paris!"

2. The explosion

3. "Why should anyone want to be a count when he can be a painter?"

4. Portrait of a primitive

5. Painting must become a science!

6. Rousseau gives a party

7. A poor wretch who hanged himself

8. Art goes amoral

9. Pere Tanguy

10. The Petit Boulevard

11. Art for the workingman

12. The Communist Art Colony

13. Southward, ever southward, to the sun!

Book Six - Arles

1. Earthquake or revolution?

2. The painting machine

3. Le Pigeon

4. Postman

5. The Yellow House

6. Maya

7. Gaugin arrives

8. The sound and the fury

9. Fou-rou

10. "In existing society, the painter is but a broken vessel"

Book Seven - St. Remy

1. Third Class Carriage

2. The fraternity of fous

3. An old crock is an old crock

4. "I discovered painting when I no longer had teeth or breath"

Book Eight - Auvers

1. The first one-man exhibition

2. A specialist in nervous diseases

3. One cannot paint goodbye

4. A more resilient earth

5. "And in their death they were not divided"

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Stone, Irving
Stone, Arving
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Painters -- Netherlands -- Fiction.
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Gogh, Vincent van - Fiction
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