Capital - Karl Marx (Paperback)

A Critique of Political Economy

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Marx's major work was the product of 30 years' close study of the most advanced industrial society of his day. "Capital: volume 2" is introduced here by Ernest Mandel, author of "Late Capitalism", which was an attempt to develop its theoretical legacy.

Product Details

Barcode
9780140445695
Department
Books
Released
1 Mar 1993
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Karl Marx
Ernest Mandel (Introduction by)
David Fernbach (Translator)
Subtitle
A Critique of Political Economy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Series
Penguin Classics
Volume
2
Language
English
Number of Pages
624
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 25mm (426g)

Annotation

Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject

Summary

The second volume of a political treatise that changed the world

A vital cornerstone to Marx&;s overall theory of economics, the second volume of Capital considers in depth the nature of commodity and the market-place bourgeois society. This immensely powerful work argues that prosperity in a capitalist society inevitably holds within itself the seeds of its own destruction.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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General Subject
Business/Economics
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / Free Enterprise
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BISAC Subject 3
Political Science / History & Theory
BISAC Subject 4
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BIC Classification 1
Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
BIC Classification 2
Economic theory & philosophy
BIC Classification 3
Marxism & Communism
Library Subject 1
Capital.
Library Subject 2
Economics.
Academic Subject 1
Marxian Economics
Dewey Classification
335.4/1

Author Bio

Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany.

Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as 'one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.'