The Prince was written by Niccolò Machiavelli. It was written for Medici, the prince of Florence at the time. The time period was the Renaissance, but has many applications to politics today.
He wrote it as a practical guide to ruling, specifically ruling principalities. It is not particularly theoretical or abstract; its prose is simple and its logic is straightfoward. This advice is to be practical and easy to understand.
The translator will make a big difference on the level of reading. The translator of my copy is George Bull.
This is very well written. It also provides great advice for ruling, or leading. Keep in mind that it can be difficult to read and understand with the word order, vocabulary, and royalty references. I recommend for you to read this.
Genres: Nonfiction, Classic
Stars (out of 5): *****