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Dear Theo

The Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh

by Vincent van Gogh Author · Irving Stone Editor


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Each night, when the hours of painting and drawing were over, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters to his beloved brother Theo, his confidant and companion. No thought was too small, no element of his craft too insignificant, no happening too trivial. It was all scrupulously recorded and shared. In these letters, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh's letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views of the world of art. Irving Stone has edited the letters of Vincent in such a way as to retain every line of beauty, significance, and importance. "It is my humble opinion that Vincent was as great a writer and philosopher," Stone says, "as he was a painter."

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Jean Stone (Contributor)

Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, producer, and theater instructor. Originally from England and educated at Leeds and Exeter universities, he has performed and directed at many theaters in the San Francisco area, where he makes his h...

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Irving Stone (Editor)

Irving Stone (1903-1989) took his place as the world-acknowledged master of the biographical novel with the publication of Lust for Life. Tremendous subsequent successes such as The Agony and the Ecstasy, Passions of the Mind, and The Origin, to n...

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Vincent van Gogh (Author)

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on twentieth-century art. Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for ...

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Contributor :
Jean Stone
Editor :
Irving Stone
Author :
Vincent van Gogh
Narrator :
Clive Chafer
Dear Theo
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