A new translation of the infamous classic, now in a striking deluxe edition. "The Prince" shocked 16th-century Europe with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute sovereignty, and it retains its power to alarm and to instruct.
Nicol+¦ 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.
Tim Parks studied at Cambridge and Harvard, and moved to Italy in 1980. His translations from the Italian include works by Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, and Antonio Tabucchi.