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Capital : a critique of political economy. Volume 1

Author: Karl Marx; Ben Fowkes; Ernest Mandel
Publisher: London : Penguin Books in association with New Left Review, 1990. ©1976
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Marx; Ben Fowkes; Ernest Mandel
ISBN: 9780140445688 0140445684
OCLC Number: 31764918
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Das Kapital.
"This edition first published in Pelican Books, 1976."
Description: 1141 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ernest Mandel --
Translator's preface --
Preface to the first edition --
Postface to the second edition --
Preface to the French edition --
Postface to the French edition --
Preface to the third edition (by Engels) --
Preface to the English edition (by Engels) --
Preface to the fourth edition (by Engels) --
Book 1: Process Of Production Of Capital --
Part 1: Commodities And Money --
1: Commodity --
2: Process of exchange --
3: Money, or the circulation of commodities --
Part 2: Transformation Of Money Into Capital --
4: General formula for capital --
5: Contradictions in the general formula --
6: Sale and purchase of labour-power --
Part 3: Production Of Absolute Surplus-Value --
7: Labour process and the valorization process --
8: Constant capital and variable capital --
9: Rate of surplus-value --
10: Working day --
11: Rate and mass of surplus-value --
Part 4: Production Of Relative Surplus-Value --
12: Concept of relative surplus-value --
13: Co-operation --
14: Division of labour and manufacture --
15: Machinery and large-scale industry --
Part 5: Production Of Absolute And Relative Surplus-Value --
16: Absolute and relative surplus-value --
17: Changes of magnitude in the price of labour-power and in surplus-value --
18: Different formulae for the rate of surplus-value --
Part 6: Wages --
19: transformation of the value (and respectively the price) of labour-power into wages --
20: Time-wages --
21: Piece-wages --
22: National differences in wages --
Part 7: Process Of Accumulation Of Capital --
23: Simple reproduction --
24: Transformation of surplus-value into capital --
25: General law of capitalist accumulation --
Part 8: So-Called Primitive Accumulation --
26: Secret of primitive accumulation --
27: Expropriation of the agricultural population form the land --
28: Bloody legislation against the expropriated since the end of the fifteenth century-the forcing down of wages by act of parliament --
29: Genesis of the capitalist farmer --
30: Impact of the agricultural revolution on industry-the creation of a home market for industrial capital --
31: Genesis of the industrial capitalist --
32: Historical tendency of capitalist accumulation --
33: Modern theory of colonization --
Appendix: Results Of The Immediate Process Of Production Introduction / Ernest Mandel --
1: Commodities as the product of capital --
2: Capitalist production as the production of surplus-value --
3: Capitalist production is the production and reproduction of the specifically capitalist relations of production --
4: Isolated fragments --
Quotations in languages other than English and German --
Index of authorities quoted --
General index --
Note on previous editions of the works of Marx and Engels --
Chronology of works by Marx and Engels
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Karl Marx ; introduced by Ernest Mandel ; translated by Ben Fowkes.


Presents a critique of private property and the social relations it generates. This book argues that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, predicting its  Read more...


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