The Prince (or Italian Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian public servant and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. It was originally written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The Prince was one of the first works of modern philosophy, in which pragmatic ends, opposed to teleological concepts, are the purpose.
The Prince examines the acquisition, perpetuation, and use of political power in the western world. Machiavelli wrote The Prince to prove his proficiency in the art of the state, offering advice on how a prince might gain and keep power. Machiavelli justified rule by force rather than by law. Accordingly, The Prince seems to justify a number of actions done solely to perpetuate power. It is a classic study of powerits acquisition, expansion, and effective use.
The Prince uses the established Standard Works book reader already enjoyed by tens of thousands of users. It's also the same reader which powers our "U.S. Historical Documents" application which received a perfect 10/10 rating from AppCraver.com and was recently featured on the iTunes App Store.
The Standard Works book reader is simple to use, but also contains many advanced features not usually found in other eBook readers. Rather than continually flicking through little pages of text like some book readers, the Standard Works book reader displays an entire chapter or book at once for you convenience. The text can even automatically scroll for you in both portrait and landscape modes while reading. You can even highlight important words or phrases using the absolute best highlighting system available on the iPhone platform. Create notes for each paragraph which can be displayed inline and assign bookmarks to any paragraph in any book for future reference. And if that's not enough, quickly and easily find any text from any book with the fastest and most powerful search engine available on the iPhone.
The Standard Works book reader contains the following main features:
Auto-scrolling (both variable-speed and tilt-based, portrait and landscape modes are supported)
Adjustable fonts, size, colors, margins, spacing, and alignment (you can even adjust the font size by using a pinching gesture while reading!)
Highlighting - 12 background colors, 12 foreground colors, bold, italic, and underline
Night (low-light) mode - Black background with white text
Bookmarks and even folders of bookmarks
Last location in each book is remembered
When re-launched, you're returned to the exact location you were last at while reading
Search for words or phrases with INSTANT search results
Powerful advanced search options
Create notes for each paragraph which can be displayed inline
Animated satin bookmark (similar to the one in the Classics application)
Ability to choose the application's color theme
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Hans Christian Andersen
Edgar Allen Poe