The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx (Paperback)

Description

"The Communist Manifesto" still remains a landmark text: a work that continues to influence and provoke debate on capitalism and class. The author's extensive and scholarly introduction provides an assessment of the place of "The Communist Manifesto" in history, and its continuing relevance as a depiction of global capitalism.

Product Details

Barcode
9780140447576
Department
Books
Released
27 Aug 2002
Supply Source
USA

Book

Annotation

The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times.

Summary

  • A rousing call to arms whose influence is still felt today

    Originally published on the eve of the 1848 European revolutions, The Communist Manifesto is a condensed and incisive account of the worldview Marx and Engels developed during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration. Formulating the principles of dialectical materialism, they believed that labor creates wealth, hence capitalism is exploitive and antithetical to freedom.

    This new edition includes an extensive introduction by Gareth Stedman Jones, Britain's leading expert on Marx and Marxism, providing a complete course for students of The Communist Manifesto, and demonstrating not only the historical importance of the text, but also its place in the world today.

    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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 1
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BISAC Subject 2
Philosophy / Political
BIC Classification 1
Marxism & Communism
Library Subject 1
Communism.
Dewey Classification
335.4/22

Author Bio

Gareth Stedman Jones is currently Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and taught at the university for many years, becoming Professor of Political Science in 1997. He is the author of Outcast London, Languages of Class and An End to Poverty? as well as being the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of The Communist Manifesto.