RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 223334093 LA English T1 Capital. a critique of political economy Volume one Volume one A1 Marx, Karl,, Engels, Friedrich,, Mandel, Ernest., Fowkes, Ben., PB Penguin in association with New Left Review PP London YR 1990 SN 9780140445688 0140445684 AB Karl Marx's Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and create fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would cause an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the working class'--Publisher.