In the 1850s and early 1860s Marx was unable to take an active part in politics, yet his prolific journalism from London offered a constant commentary on all the main developments of the day. During this time Marx began to interpret the British political scene and express his considered views on Germany, Poland and Russia, the Crimean War and American Civil War, imperialism in India and China, and a host of other key issues. "The Class Struggles in France" develops the theories outlined in "The Communist Manifesto" into an analysis of contemporary events, while "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon" contains reflections on Napoleon III's "coup d'etat" of 1851. Although produced during years of acute political isolation and grinding poverty, the works in this volume provided a wealth of new ideas when Marx came to write "Das Kapital" and to found the International Working Men's Association.
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Karl Marx was born in 1818, in the Rhenish city of Trier, the son of a successful lawyer. He studied law and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Berlin, completing his doctorate in 1841. In Paris three years later, Marx was introduced to the study of political economy by a former fellow student, Frederick Engels. In 1848 they collaborated in writing The Communist Manifesto. Expelled from Prussia in the same year, Marx took up residence first in Paris and then in London where, in 1867 he published his magnum opus Capital. A co-founder of the International Workingmen’s Association in 1864, Marx died in London in 1883.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140445722
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140445722