Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume 1

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Vintage Books, 1977 - Business & Economics - 1152 pages
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'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'.

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The first time I started this book I was in my teens. This time I was able to get past the first fifty pages and found an enjoyable and at times disturbing book. The book contains elements of satire ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction by Ernest Mandel
11
Translators Preface
87
Postface to the Second Edition
94
Copyright

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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.

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