New DLE: "The Prince"
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Looks really nice, with new, impressive illustrations. Expensive, though. (The modern translation is said to be excellent by reviewers.)
>1 DavidMF: Pretty nice if you like that subject. I got the Tristan and Iseult with art on nearly every page for similar price. These works like Gilgamesh and War of the Worlds with commissioned art is worth it if you have the cash and again like the subject.
Still thinking of purchasing this one; still haven't done so. Can someone who has received it kindly comment on its quality?
I’ve managed to acquire 8 of the 17 books in this illustrator-signed DLE series and have a few more on my wish list. But this one would be my least likely purchase unless someone can convince me otherwise.
My issue has nothing to do with the quality or the price (they are all beautiful and expensive), but with the subject. Most of the other books in the series deal with monsters/vampires/ghosts/dragons/etc., but this one has none of those things (unless we are supposed to think that Machiavelli himself is a monster), and in fact it is the only nonfiction book in the series. Furthermore, his political philosophy is abhorrent to me, and I want to punish him for it!
Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to punish him
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