Author(s): Niccolo Machiavelli
One of the foremost examples of modern philosophy, Niccolo Machiavelli s The Prince is notorious for the morality it expounds, often summarized by the phrase, The end justifies the means. With The Prince, Machiavelli s intent was to provide practical advice for rulers and politicians, especially in regard to the unification of Italy. An important read for those interested in history, politics, ethics, and human nature, The Prince is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a chic and affordable addition to any library.
Lexile score: 1430L
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469--1527) was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. William K. Marriott was a translator of many Renaissance works, including Machiavelli's The Prince.