Benigna Machiavelli

Benigna Machiavelli❰BOOKS❯ ✮ Benigna Machiavelli Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman – Charlotte Perkins Gilman's compelling story of a bright girl becoming woman shows the restrictions and the possibilities of American life a hundred years ago With ingenuity and persistence Benigna Mac Charlotte Perkins Gilman's compelling story of a bright girl becoming woman shows the restrictions and the possibilities of American life a hundred years ago With ingenuity and persistence Benigna Machiavelli maneuvres hers parents her teachers her friends and herself toward a better life. Warning this is one of the hardest reviews I've ever had to write It doesn't do the book justice It's not really a review either It's the story of a book and how it found me No gifs don't faint just yet no formatting I'm going back to basics here Prepare to be bored to deathtakes a deep breathOkay I can do this This is one of my favourite books EVER And you know what happens when you try to review one of your favourite books EVER right You have absolutely NOTHING to say YayI guess I could go on and on and on about how absolutely brilliant and amazingly fantastic this book is I could ramble on and on about how much I love Perkins Gilman's writing I could also tell you what an incredible ahead of her time character Benigna is But I don't think I can Because I love this book so much I wouldn't know where to start I have almost every single page bookmarked and every sentence underlined Sigh What to do No idea Wait Actually I think I know I'm going to tell you about the story of this book And of how I discovered it Or how it discovered meI'm pretty sure most of you have never heard of this little piece of awesomeness only 14 ratings on Goodreads It was first published as a serial in 1914 in Perkins Gilman's magazine The Forerunner And then Nothing Nothing until Viviane Hamy a French publisher came across it in the late 1990s and decided to have it translated and printed And that's how I first heard of BenignaI'm not sure how well known Charlotte Perkins Gilman is these days I was first introduced to her work in a Women's Studies class in college than 20 years dear shrimp I'm so ancient The Yellow Wallpaper being part of the reuired reading material for the class I have to admit I was too young and clueless to appreciate the sheer brilliance of it at the time But still I was intrigued and kept my copy of the book I read it again years later Wow Just wow Fast forward to 2000 here I was browsing a bookstore in France when I saw this I lied there was one gif in this non review Perkins Gilman Machiavelli that kid on the cover How could I resist this I bought it I read it I loved it Moved a few times Lost the book Couldn't find another copy Completely forgot about it gasps Then suddenly remembered about it last Spring Started searching for an English edition And realized the only one in existence had been published for the first time in the US in 2013 a hundred years after its original publication No wonder it's so little known Anyway I finally found a battered copy through Better World Books And here we areSo this is where I'm supposed to tell you about the book right Right Okay I'll try I've already told you this wouldn't do the book justice right Right Just thought I'd remind you Here goes nothing A good villain That's what we need I said to myself Why don't they write about them Aren't there any I never found any in all my beloved story books or in real life And gradually I made up my mind to be one This is the story of a smartass A 1914 smartass kid named Begnigna MacAvelly Don't get me wrong when I say she's a smartass I don't mean it in a know it all brag till you die annoying as hell kind of way She's a smartass because she's clever And sharp And cunning And resourceful And a manipulative scheming mini villain I LOVE this kid Because she's a mini Machiavelli with a cause A good cause Always Why does she manipulate the hell out of everyone To make her mother and sister's lives better See she's a good kid despite her devious ways This wasn't disobedience for no one had forbidden me to go It was just enterprising Enterprising she is She starts small experimenting with minor ploys and learning from her experiences in naughtiness Her stratagems become increasingly elaborate until one day she is faced with her greatest challenge to get rid of her drunken verbally abusive father So she plots away and comes up with a complex scheme Involving her grandfather And his kitchen maid And her neighbor And her neighbor's daughter And the neighbor's boarders too Among others Unbeknownst to them they are all pawns in Benigna's evil for good machinations And seeing her manipulating all these poor clueless people to achieve her goal is positively gleefulThis doesn't sound like much It is This is a story about empowerment It's a story that tells you that anything is possible if you set your mind to it No matter who you are what you are where you are or what situation you are in This is a story about hope Hope for a better life It's out there for you to work towards and ultimately make yours And it's a story about mischief The positive kind Yes this book is all this And it was written in 1914 But you would never tell from Perkins Gilman's smooth dynamic witty impeccable writing yeah you could say I'm a fan I'd add superlatives here but I wouldn't want to bore you than you already are This book You could say I LOVE IT Yeah you could say that Benigna Machiavelli is now widely available in both print and digital format You have no excuse Read itPre review nonsenseSome people would say this book is a gem and a treasure how delightfully proper I would say this book is bloody shrimping cool bloody awesome and pretty damn fantastic And one of my favorite books ever EVERBenigna Machiavelli scheming villain with a good cause at your service since 1914 ►► Full review to comePre reread nonsense►► Benigna Machiavelli One of the most fantastic female characters ever And she's a kid In a 1914 novel How cool can you get►► I read this in French years ago and LOVED it can't wait to reread it in English 35 stars Can a devious manipulative nature be a good thing That's the interesting uestion posed by Benigna Machiavelli a rather obscure 1914 novella written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman an early feminist best known for her short story The Yellow Wallpaper about an oppressed wife's descent into madness Benigna is a far cheerful story told in personal journal form by a young woman who decides to use her intelligence and strength of character to overcome oppression and adversity Benigna is extremely proud of her Machiavellian ancestry and intentionally adopts the habit of manipulating others but only for the purpose of good although like a good Corsican she occasionally includes getting even with bad people as a sort of goodI mean to help people all sorts of people in all sorts of ways without their knowing it It is easy to be hateful and do mischievous tricks It is harder to be kind and serviceable and make friends but much wiserBenigna' biggest challenge is figuring out what to do with her overbearing hard drinking verbally abusive father who has ruined her mother's health and confidence and is driving her older sister to the point of eloping with the first willing man It takes her some years to figure out what to do about him but her final plan is gratifyingly complex and effective And how Benigna then takes charge of her home and sets events in motion to improve her family's life is truly impressiveIt was a lot of fun reading about all of Benigna's devious machinationsThis wasn't disobedience for no one had forbidden me to go It was just enterprisingI'm not sure this is great literature but it is a great lesson in self reliance using your brain and standing up for yourself all lessons that Charlotte Perkins Gilman very much wanted to teach to the women of her day Thanks to Sarah for her wonderfully enthusiastic review that motivated me to go search for this book Note re ebook versions Although this book is out of copyright I couldn't find it on Project Gutenberg but with a little searching I found it elsewhere The best free ebook version I found by far was an epub version readable on iBooks or Nook at The Kindle mobi version I found at Internet Archivearchiveorg was riddled with proofing errors בניניה מקיאוולי גדלה בבית עני עם אב אלכוהליסט ומתעלל ואם חולנית וחסרת השפעה מגיל צעיר היא מחשלת את רוחה וגופה באמצעות אימונים שונים בהם היא מאפשרת לעצמה לייצר סיבולת כנגד כאב והצקה פיזיים ונפשיים היא ילדה חכמה ומתוחכמת ערמומית ביותר ובמהרה היא לומדת כיצד לנצל את חוכמתה וערמומיותה כדי לשכנע אחרים להתגייס למען מטרות הומניטריות שונות שהיא מוצאת בהן עינייןבשלב מסויים היא בורחת מהבית לבית סבה שהם היא מצליחה באמצעות ערמומיות ותחכום לסייע לסבה ולעסק שלו באותו האופן כשהיא חוזרת לבית אביה היא מצליחה בערמומיות רבה להביא לכך שאביה יצא מהבית ולשקם את אימהדמותה של בניניה שובת לב היא מבריקה ערמומית בצורה משעשעת ולא זדונית וטובת לב אילולאי 2 הפרקים האחרונים שהם מעין מניפסט פמניסטי לנערות על האופן שבו הן יכולות להתקדם בעולם הספר היה מקבל 5 כוכבים אני מניחה שלתקופת כתיבת הספר תחיחת המאה ה20 אכן היה בפרקים אלה מסר משמעותי לנערות ונשים בכלל אבל שני פרקים אלה לא מתיישבים עם המבנה של הספר שהוא מעין יומן אירועים אני אל כל כך יודעת מה לחשוב על הספר הזהמצד אחד גיבורה אקטיבית מקסימה שמסמנת מטרות ומנתחת את הדרך אליהן לא מפחדת לעבוד גם הדרך שלה אל המטרות לא עוברת דרך תככים ודריכה על אנשים אחרים הו לא היא תתיידד איתם ותעשה בשבילם דברים נחמדים עד שהם פשוט יעשו מה שהיא רוצה מרצונם החופשי זה קונספט נחמדמצד שני היא היתה קצת מעצבנת בפרגמטיות שלההכל מצליח לה הכל עובד יש קצת מכשולים אבל הם שם רק כדי שנדע שהיא התגברה עליהם היתה חסרה לי איזו נקודת שיאההקראה של טלי פולג מעולה Oh my gosh I loved this so so much Charlotte Perkins Gilman is amazing it's over 100yrs old and such a brilliant story of feminist empowerment with one of the best heroines ever And it really motivated me to do in life Read it 45This was such a joy of a book I think I have never smiled so much while reading a book that is not intended to be humorous This is part ode to cleverness and resourcefulness part feminist manifesto part exploration of emotional abuse and part manual on how to succeed in life I have never read anything of Perkins Gilman before even the famous Yellow Wallpaper but this is most definitely a good place to start and I am looking forward to reading She was certainly a woman ahead of her times The story is pretty unusual even if straightforward This is sort of an autobiography of a young woman called Benigna MacAvelly who may or may not be a descendant of Niccolo Machiavelli she for one decided to think that she is and decided that she'd be just like him but in a good way She is kind and always does her best to improve lives of everyone around her And since she is extremely clever resourceful and eager to learn she actually succeeds in her little and not so little schemes Her biggest adversary is her own father who is emotionally abusing her mother and makes the lives of everyone in the household a nightmare Benigna however is smarter than anyone around her so be sure that she will deal with this situation in due timeThis novel is just so very uplifting it makes me happy It works great as a pep talk too So if you are in need of one don't hesitate reading this אחד הספרים הכי טובים שנתקלתי בהם איי פעםאיני יודע בדיוק כיצד להגדיר את הספרהדמות חוץ מאשר לומר ילדתנערתאישה פלאהדמות בניניה מלאה ביצירתיות ובניתוח אנשיםמצבים ולהשמיש אותם לתועלתה האישי ולתועלת משפחתהוזאת היא עושה בחכמה ובקסם אישי אך גם בחריפות ובנחישות גדולה שואבת את עיקר ידיעותיה מהספרים אנציקלופדיות ומאמרים שהיא קוראת בכל נושא שמעניין אותה בכל רגע נתון סוד הקסם של קריאת הספרים אך גם שואבת השראה מאנשים הסובבים אותה ובעיקר לומדת מהטעויות שלהם וגם שלהאפשר למצוא רלוונטיות ממשית ועכשווית ברורה גם בימינו אנו לספר זה על אף שהוא נכתב ב 1914 אני לא אתפלא אם הסי אי איי קגב סוכנות הביון הרוסית המוסד או כל סוכנות ביון אחרת לקחה רעיונות מהספר הזהרוצה לציין לטובה גם את הקריינית טלי פלג שעשתה עבודה נהדרת היא פשוט החייתה בשבילי את דמותה של בניניה מקיאווליספר מומלץ ביותר Benigna is a delightful scheming and driven female character Most important she is a good person and her over arching goal in life is to help others by learning all that she can I wish this book had a seuel Une jeune fille plus futée ue la moyenne ui décide d’utiliser ses talents de manipulatrice pour faire le bien autour d’elle une « méchante gentille » en somme voilà le point de départ de ce court roman ui raconte la jeunesse de Benigna Machiavelli C’est le genre de roman ui fait du bien à lire C’est franchement bien écrit sans être lourd C’est drôle malin et assez jubilatoire Le personnage principal malgré un côté je sais tout est franchement attachant peut être parce u’on aimerait comme elle pouvoir manipuler notre entourage à notre guise Ou peut être parce ue malgré son machiavélisme Benigna est une authentiue gentille ui ne désire ue faire le bonheur de sa mère et de sa sœur même si ça impliue d’envoyer son père en Écosse pour réussir J’ai vraiment passé un bon moment j’ai adoré suivre Benigna dans ses manigances et la voir réussir triompher des obstacles À chaue chapitre on se demande ce u’elle va pouvoir inventer et l’on est rarement déçu Écrit en 1914 j’ai été assez surprise par la modernité du texte notamment au niveau de la tonalité de l’écriture mais aussi des thèmes abordés notamment sur la condition des femmes Enfin pas étonnant uand on sait ue Charlottes Perkin Gilman est aussi l’auteur de la nouvelle « the yellow wallpaper » charge contre le traitement des maladies nerveuses féminines En résumé un très bon moment de lecture un roman malin et intelligent A treasure Gilman's intention with this deceptively simple tale of a teen ager who takes control of her dysfunctional family was to show people and especially women that there is ALWAYS a solution to any problem Benigna is fed up with her father who drinks too much abuses his wife verbally and lords it over everybody on the grounds that he might one day inherit a fortune from his Scottish relatives Benigna uses this fantasy of his to her advantage and persuades the petty tyrant to travel to Scotland to reclaim his inheritance While he is gone she restores her mother's confidence in herself by helping her to turn the family home into a prosperous boarding house The mother makes new friends Benigna's sister blossoms and when the father comes home and expects to reestablish the old regime he is in for a big surprise Gilman was a Utopian thinker who used her considerable gifts for satire to denounce the patriarchy and encourage women to find alternative solutions at a time when most of them felt they were at the mercy of men economically Her vigorous style and sharp wit make this book a fantastic read that has lost none of its appeal or relevance today

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  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • Benigna Machiavelli
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • English
  • 23 January 2016
  • 9780942208184