ISBN-10: 0199535701

ISBN-13: 9780199535705

Edition: 2008 (Abridged)

Authors: Karl Marx, David McLellan, Karl Marx

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A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has proved to be the most influential work in twentieth-century social science; Marx did for social science what Darwin had done for biology. This is the only abridged edition to take into account the whole of Capital. It offers virtually all of Volume 1, which Marx himself published in 1867; excerpts from a new translation of "The Result of the Immediate Process Production"; and a selection of key chapters from Volume 3, which Engels published in 1895.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
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.

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Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Karl Marx
From Volume One
Preface to the First German Edition
Afterword to the Second German Edition
Commodities and Money
The Two Factors of a Commodity: Use-Value and Value (the Substance of Value and the Magnitude of Value)
The Two-Fold Character of the Labour Embodied in Commodities
The Form of Value or Exchange-Value
The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof
Money, or the Circulation of Commodities
The Measure of Values
The Medium of Circulation
The Transformation of Money into Capital
The General Formula for Capital
Contradictions in the General Formula of Capital
The Buying and Selling of Labour-Power
The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value
The Labour-Process and the Process of Producing Surplus-Value
The Labour-Process or the Production of Use-Values
The Production of Surplus-Value
Constant Capital and Variable Capital
The Rate of Surplus-Value
The Degree of Exploitation of Labour-Power
The Working-Day
The Limits of the Working-Day
The Greed for Surplus-Labour. Manufacturer and Boyard
Branches of English Industry without Legal Limits to Exploitation
Day and Night Work. The Relay System
The Struggle for a Normal Working-Day. Compulsory Laws for the Extension of the Working-Day from the Middle of the 14th to the End of the 17th Century
The Struggle for the Normal Working-Day. Compulsory Limitation by Law of the Working-Time. The English Factory Acts, 1833 to 1864
The Struggle for the Normal Working-Day. Reaction of the English Factory Acts on Other Countries
Rate and Mass of Surplus-Value
The Production of Relative Surplus-Value
The Concept of Relative Surplus-Value
Division of Labour and Manufacture
Two-Fold Origin of Manufacture
The Detail Labourer and his Implements
The Two Fundamental Forms of Manufacture: Heterogeneous Manufacture, Serial Manufacture
Division of Labour in Manufacture, and Division of Labour in Society
The Capitalistic Character of Manufacture
Machinery and Modern Industry
The Development of Machinery
The Value Transferred by Machinery to the Product
The Proximate Effects of Machinery on the Workman
The Factory
The Strife between Workman and Machine
The Theory of Compensation as Regards the Workpeople Displaced by Machinery
Repulsion and Attraction of Workpeople by the Factory System. Crises in the Cotton Trade
Revolution Effected in Manufacture, Handicrafts, and Domestic Industry by Modern Industry
The Factory Acts. Sanitary and Educational Clauses of the Same. Their General Extension in England
Modern Industry and Agriculture
The Production of Absolute and of Relative Surplus-Value
Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value
Changes of Magnitude in the Price of Labour-Power and in Surplus-Value
Length of the Working-Day and Intensity of Labour Constant. Productiveness of Labour Variable
Working-Day Constant. Productiveness of Labour Constant. Intensity of Labour Variable
The Transformation of the Value (and Respectively the Price) of Labour-Power into Wages
The Accumulation of Capital
Simple Reproduction
Conversion of Surplus-Value into Capital
Capitalist Production on a Progressively Increasing Scale. Transition of the Laws of Property that Characterise Production of Commodities into Laws of Capitalist Appropriation
Separation of Surplus-Value into Capital and Revenue. The Abstinence Theory
The So-Called Labour-Fund
The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation
The Increased Demand for Labour-Power that Accompanies Accumulation, the Composition of Capital Remaining the Same
Relative Diminution of the Variable Part of Capital Simultaneously with the Progress of Accumulation and of the Concentration that Accompanies it
Progressive Production of a Relative Surplus-Population or Industrial Reserve Army
Different Forms of the Relative Surplus-Population. The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation
The So-Called Primitive Accumulation
The Secret of Primitive Accumulation
Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land
Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century. Forcing down of Wages by Acts of Parliament
Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist
Historical Tendency of Capitalistic Accumulation
From 'Results of the Immediate Process of Production'
From Volume Three
Formation of a General Rate of Profit (Average Rate of Profit) and Transformation of the Values of Commodities into Prices of Production
The Law as Such
Counteracting Influences
Increasing Intensity of Exploitation
Depression of Wages below the Value of Labour-Power
Cheapening of Elements of Constant Capital
Relative Over-Population
Foreign Trade
The Increase of Stock Capital
Exposition of the Internal Contradictions of the Law
Conflict between Expansion of Production and Production of Surplus-Value
Excess Capital and Excess Population
Genesis of Capitalist Ground-Rent
Labour Rent
Rent in Kind
The Trinity Formula
Marx's Selected Footnotes
Explanatory Notes
Subject Index
Name Index
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