The Prince

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

“It is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity.” In this sixteenth-century treatise to aspiring rulers, Italian author Niccolò Machiavelli offers advice for how to gain and maintain power, unencumbered by values and moral conventions. In this separation of politics and ethics, Machiavelli’s revolutionary ideas have often been criticized as ruthless and evil, though some scholars argue that the treatise is a satire. Machiavelli’s practical guide for rulers was first published in book form in 1532. This unabridged version is taken from the 1908 translation by W. K. Marriott.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS PHI044000, PHI005000, PHI019000
Dewey 320.1
Lexile 1430
ATOS Reading Level 9.3
Accelerated Reader® Points 7.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Introductory note, and Table of contents