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Communist Manifesto

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ISBN-10: 0140447571

ISBN-13: 9780140447576

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Gareth Stedman Jones, Gareth Stedman Jones, Gareth Stedman Jones

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The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential pieces of political propaganda ever written. It is a summary of the whole Marxist vision of history and is the foundation document of the Marxist movement.
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List price: $8.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena. He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Man's Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, "The Communist Manifesto" (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marx's most important work, however, may be "Das Kapital" (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism. He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.

Friedrich Engels is perhaps best remembered as the confidant, colleague, and benefactor of Karl Marx. Born into a Calvinist family that owned fabric mills in the Rhineland and had business interests in Manchester, England, Engels joined the family business at age 16; he never had a formal university education. Despite his family's industrial background, Engels was sympathetic to the poverty of the working masses. At age 18 he published an attack on industrial poverty, and later joined the Hegelian movement that so influenced Marx and bothered conservative Prussian authorities. Engels first met Marx in 1842, while Marx was editor of a radical newspaper in Cologne. However, they did not…    

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