Manifesto of the Communist Party [NOOK Book]

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The focus of this modern edition is not primarily the vivid history of Marx and Engels' most important work. Rather, with a characteristically acute introduction by historian Eric Hobsbawm, it asserts the pertinence of the Manifesto today. Hobsbawm writes that 'the world described by Marx and Engels in 1848 in passages of dark, laconic eloquence, is recognizably the world we live in 150 years later'. He identifies the insights which underpin the Manifesto's startling contemporary relevance: the recognition of ...
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Overview

The focus of this modern edition is not primarily the vivid history of Marx and Engels' most important work. Rather, with a characteristically acute introduction by historian Eric Hobsbawm, it asserts the pertinence of the Manifesto today. Hobsbawm writes that 'the world described by Marx and Engels in 1848 in passages of dark, laconic eloquence, is recognizably the world we live in 150 years later'. He identifies the insights which underpin the Manifesto's startling contemporary relevance: the recognition of capitalism as a world system capable of marshalling production on a global scale; its devastating impact on all aspects of human existence, work, the family and the distribution of wealth; and the understanding that, far from being a stable, immutable system, it is, on the contrary, susceptible to enormous convulsions and crisis, and contains the seeds of its own destruction.

Written in Engels' stirring prose, and declaring Marx's earth-shaking ideas, The Communist Manisfesto has changed the scope of world politics, and indeed the course of human civilization. This Bantam Classic edition contains all previously-published prefaces and notes of the authors, and features an introduction by Vladimir Pozner.

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  • BN ID: 2940020623712
  • Publisher: New York, New York Labor News
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1908 volume
  • File size: 92 KB

Meet the Author

Moore, Samuel (1830-1895)

British jurist. Judge in Manchester, legal adviser of Marx and Engels (being their close personal friend). Member of the International. Translated the Communist Manifesto into English (1888 translation). Also translated, jointly with Edward Aveling, volume one of Capital.

Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867-1894).
Born into a wealthy middle-class family in Trier in the Prussian Rhineland, Marx studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin, where he became interested in the philosophical ideas of the Young Hegelians. After his studies, he wrote for a radical newspaper in Cologne, and began to work out his theory of dialectical materialism. He moved to Paris in 1843, where he began writing for other radical newspapers and met Friedrich Engels, who would become his lifelong friend and collaborator. In 1849, he was exiled and moved to London together with his wife and children, where he continued writing and formulating his theories about social and economic activity. He also campaigned for socialism and became a significant figure in the International Workingmen's Association.

Friedrich Engels (28 November 1820 - 5 August 1895) was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, alongside Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research. In 1848 he co-authored The Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx, and later he supported Marx financially to do research and write Das Kapital. After Marx's death, Engels edited the second and third volumes. Additionally, Engels organized Marx's notes on the "Theories of Surplus Value" and this was later published as the "fourth volume" of Capital. He has also made important contributions to family economics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2010

    Not complete

    Only 7 pages. Get the other Google version which appears complete.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    I just received this on my Nook, and I¿m not happy. (I do think

    I just received this on my Nook, and I’m not happy. (I do think the “Communist Manifesto” should be read and studied by people worldwide, and I agree with it.) However, my ‘copy’ is obviously just a photocopy of the pages of a version (preface dated 1888). The print is small and on a grey background, making it difficult to read. But the main problem is that each page has the bottom cut off! I don’t know how many lines of each page are missing; hopefully, only one. Pretty shabby, I think, for such an important work. It also has the whole book listed as “1/1” page even though the pages in the top corners go up to 48 (so you can’t ‘jump’ back and forth).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    A testament of time

    This book is still necessary and should be recommended as a requirement in all high schools.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    Don't be fooled!

    This was a sloppy and philosophically incoherent ideology. It is so easy for people to think communism or even socialism is the answer to their problems. No! You must research further. Libertarianism/voluntarism is the soundest political philosophy that I have found.

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