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Best Karl Marx Books You Should Enjoy

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1. The Communist Manifesto (2019)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyThe Communist Manifesto (officially Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political manifesto by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that laid out the programme of the Communist League. Originally published in German (as Manifest der kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto has since been recognized as one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production,…
Author(s): Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

2. Das Kapital: A Critque of Political Economy (2011)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyOne of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, “Capital” is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. “Capital” rapidly acquired readership among the…
Author(s): Karl Marx, Samuel Moore

3. The Portable Karl Marx (Portable Library) (1983)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyIncludes the complete Communist Manifesto and substantial extracts from On the Jewish Question, the German Ideology, Grundrisse, and Capital, a broad representation of his letters, and lesser-known works, especially his long-unavailable, early works….
Author(s): Karl Marx, Eugene Kamenka

4. The Communist Manifesto (2014)

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Author(s): Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

5. Capital Vol. 1, 2, & 3: The Only Complete and Unabridged Edition in One Volume! (2018)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyFor the first time ever all three volumes of Karl Marx’s foundational work on economics, Capital, has been compressed into a single volume, and for a price your pocket will love. Everyone should have access to a book as important as Capital, and that is the goal of Stief Books. This is not the fanciest edition, but it contains everything as it was intended to be. Nothing has been cut out by some bias editor’s preference. Nothing has been omitted in order to save space. It’s all here. This edition includes all three volumes of Marx’s Capital, complete and unabridged,…
Author(s): Karl Marx, Jake E. Stief, et al.

6. Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy (Penguin Classics) (1992)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyOne of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and create fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would cause an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among…
Author(s): Karl Marx , Ben Fowkes, et al.

7. Marx: Selected Writings (Hackett Classics) (1994)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyFeaturing the most important and enduring works from Marx’s enormous corpus, this collection ranges from the Hegelian idealism of his youth to the mature socialism of his later works. Organized both topically and in rough chronological order, the selections (many of them in the translations of Loyd D. Easton and Kurt H. Guddat) include writings on historical materialism, excerpts from Capital, and political works….
Author(s): Karl Marx, Lawrence H. Simon

8. The Marx-Engels Reader (Second Edition) (1978)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyThis revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels–those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology….
Author(s): Karl Marx , Friedrich Engels , et al.

9. Capital : A Critique of Political Economy (Penguin Classics) (Volume 2) (1993)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyA vital cornerstone to Marx’s overall theory of economics, the second volume of Capital considers in depth the nature of commodity and the market-place bourgeois society. This immensely powerful work argues that prosperity in a capitalist society inevitably holds within itself the seeds of its own destruction.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history…
Author(s): Karl Marx , David Fernbach, et al.

10. The Political Writings (2019)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyKarl Marx was not only the great theorist of capitalism. He was also a superb journalist, politician, and historian. This book brings together all of his essential political and historical writings in one volume for the first time. These works allow us to see the depth and range of thought in the mature Marx, covering a period from the tumultuous revolutions of 1848 that rocked Europe through to the end of his life. With a foreword by Tariq Ali, and including The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, The Class Struggles in France, and The Critique of the Gotha…
Author(s): Karl Marx , David Fernbach, et al.

11. Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life (2014)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Selection Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly and Book Riot“Absorbing, meticulously researched…. [Sperber] succeeds in the primary task of all biography, re-creating a man who leaps off the page.” ―Jonathan Freedland, New York Times Book Review In this magisterial biography of Karl Marx, “likely to be definitive for many years to come” (John Gray, New York Review of Books), historian Jonathan Sperber creates a meticulously researched and multilayered portrait of both the man and the revolutionary times…
Author(s): Jonathan Sperber

13. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Vol. 3 (Penguin Classics) (1993)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyUnfinished at the time of Marx’s death in 1883 and first published with a preface by Frederick Engels in 1894, the third volume of Capital strives to combine the theories and concepts of the two previous volumes in order to prove conclusively that capitalism is inherently unworkable as a permanent system for society. Here, Marx controversially asserts that—regardless of the efforts of individual capitalists, public authorities or even generous philanthropists—any market economy is inevitably doomed to endure a series of worsening, explosive…
Author(s): Karl Marx , David Fernbach, et al.

14. Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (2008)

 Best Karl Marx Books You Should EnjoyIn Left of Karl Marx, Carole Boyce Davies assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (1915–1964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist, and feminist. Jones is buried in London’s Highgate Cemetery, to the left of Karl Marx—a location that Boyce Davies finds fitting given how Jones expanded Marxism-Leninism to incorporate gender and race in her political critique and activism. Claudia Cumberbatch Jones was born in Trinidad. In 1924, she moved to New York, where she lived for the next thirty years. She was active in…
Author(s): Carole Boyce Davies

Best Karl Marx Books You Should Enjoy

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Foretelling the End of Capitalism: Intellectual Misadventures since Karl Marx

Author(s): Francesco Boldizzoni
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2556751

The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography

Author(s): Musto, Marcello;Camiller, Patrick;
Publisher: Stanford University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2565169

Wage Labour, and Capital & Value, Price and Profit

Author(s): Karl Marx
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2576556

The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism's Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration

Author(s): Paul Kengor
Publisher: TAN Books, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2682757

Foretelling The End Of Capitalism: Intellectual Misadventures Since Karl Marx

Author(s): Francesco Boldizzoni
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2752654

The Last Years of Karl Marx, 1881–1883: An Intellectual Biography

Author(s): Marcello Musto
Publisher: Stanford University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2760545

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