The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli, Adolph Caso, Rufus Goodwin, Benjamin Martinez

THE PRINCE was written by Niccolo’ Machiavelli in the1500s.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 140 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.77 out of 5
  • Published June 1st 2003 by Dante University of America Press
  • Original Title: Il Principe
  • ISBN: 0937832383 (ISBN13: 9780937832387)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Theseus
  • Alexander the Great
  • Louis XII
  • Cesare Borgia
  • Francesco Sforza...more
  • Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Pope Alexander VI...less
  • Literary Awards: National Book Award Finalist for Translation (1978)

THE PRINCE was written by Niccolo’ Machiavelli in the 1500s. It has continued to be a best seller in many languages. Presently, it is translated into modern English, with illustrations by Benjamin Martinez and an Introduction by Adolph Cso.The Prince is a classic book that explores the attainment, maintenance, and utilization of political power in the western world. Machiavelli wrote The Prince to demonstrate his skill in the art of the state, presenting advice on how a prince might acquire and hold power. Machiavelli defended the notion of rule by force rather than by law. Accordingly, The Prince seems to rationalize a number of actions done solely to perpetuate power. It is an examination of power-its attainment, development, and successful use.