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The Prince (Norton Critical Editions)

The Prince (Norton Critical Editions)
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN 13: 9780393962208
ISBN 10: 393962202
Edition: Second
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1992-05-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $12.92

Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.

Library Journal

First published in 1517, this classic treatise on the art of practical politics remains a fascinating and powerful work. Laying down uncompromising guidelines for successful leadership, Machiavelli leaves no room for indecision or weakness, and his text comes alive in the voice of actor Fritz Weaver. The narrator's performance is energetic and committed, heightening the dramatic impact of such controversial mandates as the necessary destruction of all the members of a ruling family, of inflicting violence once and for all, or of acting cruelly for the sake of unity. The text is prefaced by the unidentified translator's enlightening introduction. The packaging is aesthetically appealing but flimsy. Definitely recommended for academic and large public libraries.

--Sister M. Anna Falbo CSSF, Villa Maria College Library, Buffalo. N.Y.