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The Communist Manifesto (1848)

by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels (Author)

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Critically and textually up-to-date, this new edition of the classic translation (Samuel Moore, 1888) features an introduction and notes by the eminent Marx scholar David McLellan, prefaces written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels subsequent to the original 1848 publication, and corrections of errors made in earlier versions. Regarded as one of the most influential political tracts ever written, The Communist Manifesto serves as the foundation document of the Marxist movement. This summary of the Marxist vision is an incisive account of the world-view Marx and Engels had evolved during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration of the previous few years.… (more)
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The Communist Manifesto makes a good case against communism. Enough said. ( )
  bdgamer | Sep 10, 2021 |
I don't really know how to rate this, so assume my 3 stars is neutral in this case. Really interesting and insightful read. ( )
  SarahRita | Aug 11, 2021 |
I’ll be doing a real review when I read the book end-to-end. I read the actual manifesto part, and I read some of the prefaces of the editions/translations, so I’m counting it as a read. ( )
  historybookreads | Jul 26, 2021 |
A classic of political thought

Written in 1848, this seminal work inspired the likes of Vladimir Lenin, Fidel Castro and Mao Tse Tung, although nowhere are, say, doctors paid the same as everyone else . ( )
  Jimbookbuff1963 | Jun 5, 2021 |
i re-read this today while listening to Kim Petras' new album, "Clarity."
make of that what you will, but this is the definitive description of my year. ( )
  rosscharles | May 19, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Marx, KarlAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Engels, FriedrichAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bruhat, JeanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fetscher, IringAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hobsbawm, Eric J.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lahtinen, MikkoAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Linderborg, ÅsaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moners i Sinyol, JordiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, SamuelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rees, W. J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Mark F.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tailleur, MichèleEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taylor, A. J. P.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trotsky, LeonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Critically and textually up-to-date, this new edition of the classic translation (Samuel Moore, 1888) features an introduction and notes by the eminent Marx scholar David McLellan, prefaces written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels subsequent to the original 1848 publication, and corrections of errors made in earlier versions. Regarded as one of the most influential political tracts ever written, The Communist Manifesto serves as the foundation document of the Marxist movement. This summary of the Marxist vision is an incisive account of the world-view Marx and Engels had evolved during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration of the previous few years.

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Penguin Australia

5 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140447571, 0141018933, 0143106260, 0141194898, 0451531841

 

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