Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume 1

Front Cover
Vintage Books, 1977 - Business & Economics - 1152 pages
'Capital, ' one of Marx's major and most influential works, was the product of thirty years' close study of the capitalist mode of production in England, the most advanced industrial society of his day. This new translation of Volume One, the only volume to be completed and edited by Marx himself, avoids some of the mistakes that marred earlier versions and seeks to do justice to the literary qualities of the work. The introduction is by Ernest Mandel, author of 'Late Capitalism', one of the only comprehensive attempts to develop the theoretical legacy of 'Capital'.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - RajivC -

This book, like the first two, is not an easy book to read. I do not know if this book is meant to be required reading in colleges of history and economics, but it should be. It is hard to imagine ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - RajivC -

This book is indeed a very difficult read. I am not an economist, but I am reasonably well educated. I read this book, almost 10 pages at a time, and found it a difficult read. Karl Marx did not write ... Read full review


Introduction by Ernest Mandel
Translators Preface
Postface to the Second Edition

39 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1977)

Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena. He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Man's Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, "The Communist Manifesto" (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marx's most important work, however, may be "Das Kapital" (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism. He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.

Fowkes is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of North London.

Bibliographic information