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I would like to read The Prince by Machiavelli.

I've found in the past Penguin's book translations to be excellent compared to some other free sources.

My question is:

Whose translation of Machiavelli's The Prince is the one which is correct, as close to actual source as possible and which should be read?

Thank you.

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48 Laws of Power, then the Prince. –  Tyler Langan Jan 26 '13 at 1:32
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Harvey Mansfield's translation. I would strongly suggest reading the Discourses on Livy after you finish the Prince. It gives a much fuller picture of what Machiavelli is doing with his political works. I would also suggest Mansfield's translation.

As far as translations of older texts go, I would try to stay away from Penguin.

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