Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini
By: ((1500-1571))

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini is a captivating and vivid account of the life of one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. In his memoir, Cellini takes readers on a journey through his tumultuous life, filled with passion, creativity, and drama.

Cellini's writing style is both eloquent and engaging, drawing readers into his world as he describes his artistic endeavors and personal struggles. His anecdotes are filled with humor, insight, and raw emotion, giving readers a deeper understanding of his complex personality.

What sets this autobiography apart is Cellini's unapologetic honesty and self-awareness. He doesn't shy away from discussing his faults and shortcomings, making him a relatable and endearing protagonist. Despite his many flaws, Cellini's passion for his art and unwavering determination to succeed make him a truly inspirational figure.

Overall, The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini is a must-read for anyone interested in art, history, or simply a good story. Cellini's unique voice and remarkable life story make this book a timeless classic that will continue to captivate readers for generations to come.

Book Description:

Cellini’s autobiographical memoirs, which he began writing in Florence in 1558, give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy style. They show a great self-regard and self-assertion, sometimes running into extravagances which are impossible to credit. He even writes in a complacent way of how he contemplated his murders before carrying them out. He writes of his time in Paris:

Parts of his tale recount some extraordinary events and phenomena; such as his stories of conjuring up a legion of devils in the Colosseum, after one of his not innumerous mistresses had been spirited away from him by her mother; of the marvelous halo of light which he found surrounding his head at dawn and twilight after his Roman imprisonment, and his supernatural visions and angelic protection during that adversity; and of his being poisoned on two separate occasions.

The autobiography is a classic, and commonly regarded as one of the most colourful; it is certainly the most important autobiography from the Renaissance.

Cellini’s autobiography is one of the books Tom Sawyer mentions as inspiration while freeing Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Book sections

Stream audiobook and download chapters

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books