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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini Vol 1

Benvenuto Cellini

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. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)

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. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)
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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. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:23