Lust for Life is Irving Stone's biographical novel about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. Largely based on the letters Van Gogh wrote to his brother, Theo, the novel details the artist's difficult life, as well as describing the origins of many of his famous paintings, such as The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, and others.
“A story of excruciating power.” (The New York Times)
"Whoever reads Lust for Life will gain all the important facts concerning the life of the painter... a poetic and touching portrayal." (Christian Science Monitor)
“Extraordinary! A moving story retold with sensitiveness and insight.” (Forum)