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4.0 out of 5 stars All that glitters..., 6 Jun 2003
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This review is from: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Goldsmith, sculptor, bombardier, murderer, prisoner and exile, Benvenuto Cellini’s life reads like a renaissance adventure. Yet it is also an artist’s declaration of faith in his work, as well as an almost inadvertent portrait of these unruly times - 16th century Florence, Rome and Paris – when life was brief, cruel and beautiful.

The book is unfinished, Cellini almost stops mid-sentence, yet he and his works continue to fascinate.

Bull’s translation swaggers. And with a glint in his eye, Cellini still beckons us into his world after some five hundred years - a journey well worth taking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting a good read from years past, 10 April 2014
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Having read this book many years ago as a youngster, when I found it exciting and a fantastic adventure, I thought I'd re-read it on Kindle.

I have visited many places that Cellini himself visited, which adds to the enjoyment of the book.
The book is extremely well-written and difficult to put down.
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Penguin Classics) by Benvenuto Cellini (Paperback - 25 Mar 1999)
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