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  • Published: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099518495
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $14.99

The Prince




A refreshingly accessible new translation of this timely and dynamic classic work about the corrupting effects of power

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TRANSLATOR PETER CONSTANTINE

‘It is far safer to be feared than loved…’ Machiavelli made his name notorious for centuries with The Prince, his clever and cynical work about power relationships.The key themes of this influential, and ever timely, writer are that adaptability is the key to success and that effective leadership is sometimes only possible at the expense of moral standards.

  • Pub date: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099518495
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence. He served the Florentine Republic as a secretary and second chancellor, but was expelled from public life when the Medici family returned to power in 1512. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

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