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The Stones of Florence

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The Stones of Florence

By Mary McCarthy

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156027632, 252pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2002

Description
A beloved tribute to Florence that blends history, artistic reflection, and keen social observation

Renowned for her sharp literary style, essayist and fiction writer Mary McCarthy offers a unique history of Florence, from its inception to the dominant role it came to play in the world of art, architecture, and Italian culture, that captures the brilliant Florentine spirit and revisits the legendary figures Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and others who exemplify it so iconically. Her most cherished sights and experiences color this timeless, graceful portrait of a city that's as famous as it is alluring.



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