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Belfagor: The Devil Who Took a Wife

Belfagor: The Devil Who Took a Wife

Написано Niccolò Machiavelli

Озвучено Deaver Brown


Belfagor: The Devil Who Took a Wife

Написано Niccolò Machiavelli

Озвучено Deaver Brown

оценки:
4/5 (16 оценки)
Длина:
23 минуты
Издано:
4 апр. 2011 г.
ISBN:
9781614960225
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

Belfagor is the single novella remaining of Machiavelli’s works. It was considered one of the finest of the period. Machiavelli was considered a skilled storyteller by all who knew him for, after all, stories form the basis of his most famous work, The Prince, and others: The Art of War and Discourses. His comic play The Mandrake Root was a spectacular success. Listen to and read all of these works to understand Machiavelli best.
"Belfagor" is a compact version of lessons from The Prince. In it, Pluto wants to figure out if sinners coming to him are correct in saying it was all their wives' fault. Belfagor is selected to go into the world and find out. Belfagor marries a beautiful woman who bankrupts him through extravagance and demands to fund her family. Belfagor must escape his creditors. A peasant with great cunning saves him and himself, and they avoid prison and hanging.
Professor Donald Fleming, a noted Harvard cultural historian said, "I encourage my students to read and write about five works of an author. It rounds out their thinking and avoids pigeonholing them. Once they have read Mark Twain's "Puddenhead Wilson" or Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night or Willa Cather's Alexander's Bridge, they know far more about the author. But after the third, fourth, and fifth books, they really know." So Simply has recorded five by Machiavelli: the witty Belfagor, the comic Mandrake Root, the shrewd Discourses, the wise Art of War, and his masterpiece, The Prince.
Издано:
4 апр. 2011 г.
ISBN:
9781614960225
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian politician, diplomat, founding father of political science, and author of the preeminent political treatise, The Prince. Born in Florence, Italy, Machiavelli held many government posts over his lifetime and often took leading roles in important diplomatic missions. During his time visiting other countries and nation states, Machiavelli was exposed to the politics of figures like Ceasare Borgia and King Louis XII, experiences which would inform his writings on state-building and politics. Machiavelli’s political career came to an abrupt end when the Medici overthrew Florence, and he was held as a prisoner under the new regime. Tortured for a short time, he was released without admitting to any crime or treason. At this point, Machiavelli retired and turned to intellectual and philosophical pursuits, producing his two major works, The Prince and Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy. He died in 1527 at the age of 58.


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  • (1/5)
    As with most of Deaver Brown's renditions, this one is really bad.
  • (4/5)
    I loved the intro push to get to know the authors more through 5 books.
    Although the narrator could work on his pronounciation of names etc, the book was well paced and and easy listen.
  • (5/5)
    short and funny. worth the 30 minutes.