The New Machiavelli was written by H.G. Wells and published in serialized form in The English Review in 1910, published as a novel in 1911. Its lead character, Richard "Dick" Remington, has a lifelong passion for "statecraft" and dreams of reforming the social and political systems of England. His political career is wrecked by a scandalous affair, he is forced to abandon his political aspirations and life he knows to escape to Italy, where he writes his apologies and reflections, which is this novel. Enjoy reading from the source of his political theories and lessons about the heart of politics he should have heeded, in Machiavelli's The Prince. Photo of H. G. Wells at his house in Sandgate, England, 1907.