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The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx (Paperback)

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3 May 2011
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Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Martin Malia (Introduction by)
Stephen Kotkin (Afterword)
New Amer Library Classics
Signet Classics
Number of Pages
171 x 102 x 13mm (66g)


  • Featuring a new afterword, this revised edition of the powerful political doctrine contains the annotated English translation of 1888, prefaces to the several early editions, and an extensive introduction by noted historian Martin Malia writing after the end of the Cold War. Reissue.
  • 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.


Featuring an extensive, provocative introduction by historian Martin Malia, this authorized English translation of The Communist Manifesto, edited and annotated by Engels, with prefaces to editions published between 1872 and 1888, provides a new opportunity to examine the document that shook the world.

In 1848, two young men published what would become one of the defining documents of modern history, The Communist Manifesto. It rapidly realigned political faultlines all over the world and its aftershock resonates to this day. In the many years since its publication, no other social program has inspired such divisive and violent debate. Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world’s first regime to adopt the Manifesto’s tenets, historians have debated its intent and its impact. In the current era of market democracy in Russia and Eastern Europe, nationalism on every continent, and an ever tightening global economy, does the specter of Communism still haunt the world? Were the seeds of Communism’s ultimate destruction already planted in 1848? Is there anything to be learned from Marx’s envisioned utopia?
With an Introduction by Martin Malia
and an Afterword by Stephen Kotkin 


General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 1
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BIC Classification 1
Marxism & Communism
Library Subject 1
Library Subject 2
Communism.; sears
Academic Subject 1
Academic Subject 2
Marxism (Political Theory)
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Date- 2013-08-06 Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shropshire, England. He was educated at Edinburgh University and Christ's College, Cambridge. Between 1831 and 1836 he travelled in South America aboard the H.M.S Beagle to explore the geology and natural history of the area, and published his journal of findings in 1839. His most famous book On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, appeared in 1859 and is arguably one of the most important scientific works ever published. The theories of evolution and natural selection proposed in this book and The Descent of Man (1871) are still the subject of intense debate and scrutiny today. Charles Darwin died on 19 April, 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Prussia. While attending university in Berlin he was influenced by the ideas of the philosopher Hegel and his critics, the Young Hegelians, but Marx eventually rejected both schools of thought. He quickly earned the reputation of a revolutionary and left Germany for Paris, where he met his lifelong friend and collaborator, Friedrich Engels. Together they wrote and published The Communist Manifesto, which was published in 1848, just before the first wave of revolutions in France. Marx returned to Germany but his radical activities led to expulsion, whereupon he moved to Lon