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Niccolo Machiavelli

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Peter Constantine, winner of the PEN Translation Prize and a National Translation Award, has earned wide acclaim for his translation of The Undiscovered Chekhov and of the complete works of Isaac Babel, as well as for his Modern Library translations, which include The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Gogol’s Taras Bulba, Voltaire’s Candide, and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks.
 
Albert Russell Ascoli is Gladys Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and was awarded the Rome Prize for study at the American Academy in Rome.


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The Essential Writings of Machiavelli

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli
Translated by Peter Constantine


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 8, 2009
Price: $14.99

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The Essential Writings of Machiavelli

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli
Translated by Peter Constantine
Introduction by Albert Russell Ascoli


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $17.95

Finalist for the 2008 Pen Translation Award

“Essential is right. This compact and brilliantly edited volume enfolds not just The Prince, but also a splendidly translated assortment of political works, essays, and treatises, as well as a fine selection of literary gems and letters. Of particular value is the careful footnoting and... Read more >
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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $18.00

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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $4.50

Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president. When, in 1512, Machiavelli was... Read more >
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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli
Foreword by Michael Ennis


Format: eBook, 75 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $1.99

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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $1.99

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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli
Translated by Peter Constantine
Introduction by Albert Russell Ascoli


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $8.00

The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world’s most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli, whose name has become synonymous with expedient exercises of will, reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep... Read more >
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