Stunningly rejacketed as part of a major reinvigoration of this neglected 20th century master.
Maugham found a parallel to the turmoil of our own times in the duplicity, intrigue and sensuality of the Italian Renaissance. Then and Now enters the world of Machiavelli, and covers three important months in the career of that crafty politician, worldly seducer and high priest of schemers.
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“Brilliant dialogue writing...as exciting as any gangster story of modern politics”