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

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In this brilliant book, Francis Wheen, the author of the most successful biography of Karl Marx, tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx's twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Born in a two-room flat in London's Soho amid political squabbles and personal tragedy, the first volume of Das Kapital was published in 1867 to muted praise. But after Marx's 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. Wheen 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 this brilliant book, Karl Marx biographer Francis Wheen tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx's twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Wheen 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.

About the Author

Francis Wheen is an award-winning columnist for The Guardian in London, and the deputy editor of Private Eye.
Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400103928
Author:
Wheen, Francis
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Vance, Simon
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Communism
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Marxian economics
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Series:
Books That Changed the World
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.3 lb
Media Run Time:
210

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Nonfiction
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies

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"Synopsis" by , In this brilliant book, Karl Marx biographer Francis Wheen tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx's twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Wheen 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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