Machiavelli in Hell

Machiavelli in Hell

by Sebastian De Grazia


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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
In this intellectual biography, Sebastian de Grazia presents a new vision of 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 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.
“De Grazia’s achievement is to present a totally comprehensive view of Machiavelli mediated entirely through Machiavelli's own language.”—Journal of Modern History

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679743422
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Sebastian de Grazia (1917–2001) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning author from Chicago. His published works include A Country with No Name: Tales from the ConstitutionMachiavelli in Hell; and Of Time, Work, and Leisure. 

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