The Condition of the Working Class in England

The Condition of the Working Class in England

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by Friedrich Engels
     
 

This, the first book written by Engels during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, is the best known and in many ways the most astute study of the working class in Victorian England. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire all combiine to make Engels's account of the lives of the victims of early

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This, the first book written by Engels during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, is the best known and in many ways the most astute study of the working class in Victorian England. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire all combiine to make Engels's account of the lives of the victims of early industrial change an undeniable classic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199555888
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
231,601
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Preface to the First German Edition18
Preface to the English Edition21
Introduction37
The Industrial Proletariat54
The Great Towns57
Competition108
Irish Immigration122
Results126
Single Branches of Industry. Factory-Hands163
The Remaining Branches of Industry216
Labour Movements239
The Mining Proletariat267
The Agricultural Proletariat286
The Attitude of the Bourgeoisie towards the Proletariat301
To the Working-Classes of Great Britain323
Index326

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