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Karl Marx : An Illustrated History - Werner Blumenberg

Karl Marx

An Illustrated History

Paperback Published: 17th June 2000
ISBN: 9781859842546
Number Of Pages: 175

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This classic biography of Karl Marx, complete with Gareth Stedman Jones. poignant introduction, is unlike any other account of its subject. Focusing as much on Marx.s private life as on his public persona and work, this classic biography looks in detail at his relationship with his mother and father, wife and friends, and includes generous quotations from a wide range of correspondence in addition to virtually every photograph in existence of Marx and his closest associates. Blumenberg examines Marx.s early writing as a schoolboy and his romantic poetry whilst a student, as well as his exchanges with close friend and collaborator Frederick Engels. In these pages are moving accounts of the privations of Marx.s poverty-stricken life in London and the tragedies which struck his family, as well as discussions of his intellectual development and political activity. Including virtually every photograph in existence of Marx and his closest associates, and focusing as much on his private life as on his public persona and work, Werner Blumenberg.s biography provides an intimate portrait of the making of a complex intellectual the New Yorker dubbed .the next most influential thinker..

Industry Reviews

""A work of painstaking scholarship consciously aimed at a wide readership."" -- Economist ""Blumenberg describes the facts of Marx's life without pulling any punches -- an excellent book.""-- Times Literary Supplement "[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 Steadman Jones, from the preface

Forewordp. vii
Introduction: The Problem of a Biographyp. 1
Ancestors, Family Life and Schoolp. 4
Life at the University--Conflict with his Fatherp. 16
In the Ranks of the Young Hegelians and the Liberalsp. 33
The Power of New Ideas: Communismp. 46
1848--Revolution as Idea and Realityp. 74
First Years in London--The Sleepless Night of Exilep. 87
The Wretchedness of Existencep. 98
Journalism and Contemporary Historyp. 114
Lassalle: Marx's Dislike of German Social Democracyp. 122
The International--A Life and Death Strugglep. 132
The Unfinished Life-workp. 143
The Finale and Posthumous Famep. 152
Chronologyp. 162
Opinionsp. 165
Bibliographyp. 170
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9781859842546
ISBN-10: 1859842542
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 17th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition