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Karl Marx : an illustrated biography

Author: Werner Blumenberg
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Looks in detail at his relationships with his mother & father, wife & friends & includes generous quotations from a wide range of correspondence. Annotation. Reissued in the year of the 150th anniversary of "The Communist Manifesto", this classic biography focuses on the private life of Karl Marx, as well as on his public persona and work.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Karl Marx; Karl Marx
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Blumenberg
ISBN: 1859847056 9781859847053
OCLC Number: 40679707
Notes: Spine title: Karl Marx : an illustrated history.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Garent Stedman Jones --
Problem of a biography --
Ancestors, family life and school --
Life at the university --
conflict with his father --
In the ranks of the young Hegelian and the Liberals --
Power of new ideas: Communism --
1848 --
Revolution as idea an reality --
First years in London --
Sleepless night of exile --
Wretchedness of existence --
Journalism and contremporary history --
Lassalle: Marx's dislike of German social democracy --
International --
Life and death struggle --
Unfinished life-work --
Finale and posthumous fame --
Chronology --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Karl Marx in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten.
Responsibility: Werner Blumenberg ; translated by Douglas Scott.

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A biography of Karl Marx, covering both his public and private life, with sections on his relationships with his mother and father, wife and friends. The text also examines Marx's early writing as a  Read more...

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"[T]he author rightly believed that to present a truthful and unadorned account of the human Marx, in place of the stereotype Promethean demi-god, in no way detracted from Marx's greatness."--Gareth Read more...

 
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