Hannah Arendt is considered to be one of the most influential political thinkers of the twentieth century. Although her writing is somewhat clear, the enormous breadth of her work places particular demands on the student coming to her thought for the first time. Arendt: A Guide for the Perplexed provides a clear, concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important political thinker. The book examines the most important themes of Hannah Arendts work, as well as the main controversies surrounding it. Karin Fry explores the systematic nature of Arendts political thought that arose in response to the political controversies of her time and describes how she sought to envision a coherent framework for thinking about politics in a new way. Thematically structured and covering all Arendts key writings and ideas, this book is designed specifically to meet the needs of students coming to her work for the first time.