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Karl Marx, His Life and Environment / Edition 4

Karl Marx, His Life and Environment / Edition 4

by Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan


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Karl Marx, His Life and Environment / Edition 4

First published over fifty years ago, Isaiah Berlin's compelling portrait of the father of socialism has long been considered a classic of modern scholarship and the best short account written of Marx's life and thought. It provides a penetrating, lucid, and comprehensive introduction to Marx as theorist of the socialist revolution, illuminating his personality and ideas, and concentrating on those which have historically formed the central core of Marxism as a theory and practice. Berlin goes on to present an account of Marx's life as one of the most influential and incendiary social philosophers of the twentieth century and depicts the social and political atmosphere in which Marx wrote.
This edition includes a new introduction by Alan Ryan which traces the place of Berlin's Marx from its pre-World War II publication to the present, and elucidates why Berlin's portrait, in the midst of voluminous writings about Marx, remains the classic account of the personal and political side of this monumental figure.

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ISBN-13: 9780195103267
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/12/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Isaiah Berlin is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University, and past President of the British Academy. He is the author of The Age of Enlightenment, Four Essays on Liberty, Personal Impressions, The Crooked Timber, Vico and Herder and Russian Thinkers.

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