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Machiavelli in Hell

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Awards

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in biography

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this intellectual biography Sebastian de Grazia presents a new vision of Niccolo Machiavelli that evokes, with uncanny precision, the great Florentine thinker's presence. After providing an engrossing account of Machiavelli's childhood and the period following his imprisonment and torture, the book turns to an examination of The Prince. The details of Machiavelli's life — his home, journeys, fears and joys, friends, loves, and works — never cease to weave in and out of the narrative, as we read how his ideas gather power and coalesce into a unified vision of humankind and the world.

Review:

"[This book] is both monumental and intimate, provocative and winning. Sebastian de Grazia is a wonderful writer. His book, beautifully composed, produced (I found only one error), and illustrated, should help restore Machiavelli to his rightful place among the sages, and this in turn should help restore wisdom and common sense to our political climate of ideas." The Christian Science Monitor

Review:

"Engrossing, stimulating and a marvel...I have rarely read a work of scholarship so elegantly done." A. Bartlett Giamatti

Review:

"A model of how intellectual biography should be done." Joseph Frank

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679743422
Author:
de Grazia, Sebastian
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
de Grazia, Sebastian
Author:
Sebastian De Grazia
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Florence
Subject:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Subject:
Florence (Italy) Politics and government 1421-1737.
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Florence (Italy) Politics and government.
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Subject:
biography;machiavelli;history;renaissance;philosophy;politics;florence;political philosophy;non-fiction;political science;political theory;italy;italian history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.24 x 1.01 in 1.02 lb

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Product details 512 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679743422 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[This book] is both monumental and intimate, provocative and winning. Sebastian de Grazia is a wonderful writer. His book, beautifully composed, produced (I found only one error), and illustrated, should help restore Machiavelli to his rightful place among the sages, and this in turn should help restore wisdom and common sense to our political climate of ideas."
"Review" by , "Engrossing, stimulating and a marvel...I have rarely read a work of scholarship so elegantly done."
"Review" by , "A model of how intellectual biography should be done."
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