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Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

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In vivid detail, Francis Wheen tells the story of Das Kapital and Karl Marxs twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Born in a two-room flat in Londons Soho amid political squabbles and personal tragedy, the first volume of Das Kapital was published in 1867, to muted praise. But after Marxs death, the book went on to influence thinkers, writers, and revolutionaries, from George Bernard Shaw to V. I. Lenin, changing the direction of twentieth-century history. Wheens captivating, accessible book shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, Das Kapital is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism. Furthermore, Wheen argues, as long as capitalism endures, Das Kapital demands to be read and understood.

Synopsis:

In vivid detail, Wheens captivating, accessible book shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, "Das Kapital" is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802143945
Author:
Wheen, Francis
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Books That Changed the World
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 4 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
In vivid detail, Francis Wheen tells the story of Das Kapital and Karl Marxs twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Born in a two-room flat in Londons Soho amid political squabbles and personal tragedy, the first volume of Das Kapital was published in 1867, to muted praise. But after Marxs death, the book went on to influence thinkers, writers, and revolutionaries, from George Bernard Shaw to V. I. Lenin, changing the direction of twentieth-century history. Wheens captivating, accessible book shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, Das Kapital is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism. Furthermore, Wheen argues, as long as capitalism endures, Das Kapital demands to be read and understood.
"Synopsis" by , In vivid detail, Wheens captivating, accessible book shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, "Das Kapital" is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism.
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