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The Prince Paperback – March 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0872203167 ISBN-10: 0872203166

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  • Paperback: 83 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co (March 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872203166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872203167
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince, but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced me to include 'The Prince' in my syllabus for History of Western Civilization the next time that I teach it... Great price, too! And lovely printing and layout." -- Rachel Fulton, University of Chicago. "...lively and readable and makes the pithy, bracing, and forceful aspects of Machiavelli's thought accessible to nonspecialists." -- Michael C. Downs, Indiana University. "The best edition of The Prince that I have ever read. Wooton's translation is lively and easy to read, and his introduction is provocative and engaging." -- Angelo Louisa, University of Nebraska, Omaha. "...readable text in vigorous prose. I have not read a translation of The Prince into English that is more lively..." --J H Hexter, Washington University.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By politicalsciencephd on February 25, 2010
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There are lots of translations of Machiavelli's The Prince out there, both in in print and online. I first came across this one in graduate school. After having read it several times since being introduced to it as an undergraduate in different forms (in anthologies, in the Portable Machiavelli, etc.), this happens to be the most accessible one. Its introduction is fairly detailed, so new readers to Political Theory may find it overwhelming, but for those who have some background it presents intriguing ideas.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William Dahl VINE VOICE on July 25, 2010
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Wootton's work is splendid. The Introduction amply explains his approach. Eminently readable by a broad audience. I truly enjoyed it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steven A. Peterson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 6, 2010
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Machiavelli's work came about after the end of his diplomatic career. The contents lay out his reflections on how to rule. He includes such wisdom such as: It is better to be feared than to be loved. He notes two different types of leaders--lions and foxes, and speaks of the implications of each. As he notes in Chapter 18: "A prince must imitate the fox and the lion [and] must be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves."

There are many interpretations of this work. Is it satire, actually suggesting that a clever, nasty, feared prince is, in fact, likely to fail? Or a handbook for a leader? Or an effort to get in good graces with the powerful so that he could resume his career? Or. . .?

For the era, this is a fascinating work--especially read in juxtaposition with his Discourses. This represents a solid version of this classic work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mixed on November 27, 2011
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Machiavelli's The Prince is genius, not because it tells us how things should be, but because he tells us how things are. Inside The Prince, we gain a view of politics during his lifetime that in honestly still last today. He delves into many issues such as whether it is better for a leader to be loved or feared, and reality vs. perception. This book also leads to discredit the myth that all was well and mighty and just in the good old Renaissance, providing us with a history of what history almost erased.

Probably within my top 5 favorite works of literature written before the 1700s
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jake Kemple on August 6, 2012
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This is my favorite version of this book. Great read, and sensible if you apply it to what you are seeing today. It is a must read to gain a perspective of politicians in U.S. today. If more people would read it there would be less 'sheep' in our society.
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By Amazon Customer on April 10, 2014
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Great digital book. I enjoyed reading Machiavelli's The Prince like never before. Well done for converting it to a digital source.
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By taylor flake on December 19, 2013
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This book was a great quality and an excellent read! The notes gave a easy way to look things up that were hard to understand.
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There is a good amount of advice about ruling that applies to politics as well as business. His words are timeless.
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