The Prince

The Prince Summary

The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. The chapters are dedicatedf to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government. He does so in hope of pleasing and enlightening the Medici family.

Book Reviews

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Manipulation 1015 star

Machiavelli cooks a banger, with historical references from Greece to 1500s Europe on how to lead and control a populace as a prince, with expert detail in the manipulation of others.55

Heroic Sloth

Read this book5 star

This book has a very good writing style and tells you the things you need to know.55


Good Political Teaching Reference; Original Print is a Tough Read4 star

I bought this book while I was deployed to Iraq, and ultimately it helped me my second year of deployment as a Contractor Inspector during the Embezzlement scandals of 2005-2008, but I bought it in the original “Old English,” as it was written in the 16th Century. Should’ve bought a more modem edition.45


Weak translation of a not so great “great book”2 star

The book is one of political advice to the Medici family. It advocates ruthlessness and the ends justify the means. Most of the time one has to be familiar with the politics of sixteenth century Italy to follow along. The translation is very pompous and off putting. I read this in high school and thought it might be a better read with several more decades of life experience. It wasn’t. This translation with its notes didn’t help either. I strongly recommend the art of war over the prince.25


Great Work!5 star

Thoroughly enjoyed this!55


Spacing way off1 star

All of the spacing is way off for the text of the book. There are random new lines throughout.15


10/10 gr8 masterwork5 star

i stan wholeheartedly55


machiavelli is dad5 star

we stan55


Very Impressive Read!5 star

This is one to keep around, and when read new lessons learned!55


Great Book5 star

The story is terrible but the book is very well written.55

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