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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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Published: 1558
Language: English
Wordcount: 187,496 / 514 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.5
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,072
mnybks.net#: 1618
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Audiobook

Translated by Symonds.

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ssions.” It is among these extraordinary documents, and unsurpassed by any of them, that the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini takes its place.

The “Life” of himself which Cellini wrote was due to other motives than those which produced its chief competitors for first place in its class. St. Augustine’s aim was religious and didactic, Pepys noted down in his diary the daily events of his life for his sole satisfaction and with no intention that any one should read the cipher in which they were recorded. But Cellini wrote that the world might know, after he was dead, what a fellow he had been; what great things he had attempted, and against what odds he had carried them through. “All men,” he held, “whatever be their condition, who have done anything of merit, or which verily has a semblance of merit, if so be they are men of truth and good repute, should write the tale of their life with their own hand.” That he had done many things of merit, he had no m

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