Then and Now by W. Somerset Maugham

Then and Now is a novel covering three months of the year 1502 in the life of Niccolo Machiavelli who was born and raised in Florence during the great Italian Renaissance. He served under Cesare Borgia- the Duke of Romagna- as a political ambassador. He also wrote several books… the most famous being The Prince, and his most recognized quote (and his general philosophy in life) is “the ends justifies the means”. ★★★

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