Karl Marx

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Verso, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 175 pages
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This classic biography of Karl Marx, complete with Gareth Stedman Jones' poignant introduction, is unlike any other account of its subject. Focusing as much on Marx's private life as on his public persona and work, this classic biography looks in detail at his relationship with his mother and father, wife and friends, and includes generous quotations from a wide range of correspondence in addition to virtually every photograph in existence of Marx and his closest associates.

Blumenberg examines Marx's early writing as a schoolboy and his romantic poetry whilst a student, as well as his exchanges with close friend and collaborator Frederick Engels. In these pages are moving accounts of the privations of Marx's poverty-stricken life in London and the tragedies which struck his family, as well as discussions of his intellectual development and political activity.Including virtually every photograph in existence of Marx and his closest associates, and focusing as much on his private life as on his public persona and work, Werner Blumenberg's biography provides an intimate portrait of the making of a complex intellectual the New Yorker dubbed "the next most influential thinker."

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First Years in London The Sleepless Night
The Wretchedness of Existence
Journalism and Contemporary History
Marxs Dislike of German Social
The International A Life and Death Struggle
The Unfinished Lifework
The Finale and Posthumous Fame

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Werner Blumenberg was a member of the underground against Hitler both in Germany and as an migr in Holland.

Gareth Stedman Jones is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge University and in 2010 become Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of An End to Poverty? and Languages of Class: Studies in Working-Class History 1832-1982.