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    DescriptionFriedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the nineteenth century. Born to a prosperous mercantile family in west Germany, he spent his career working in the Manchester cotton industry, riding to the Cheshire hounds, and enjoying the comfortable, middle-class life of a Victorian gentleman. Yet Engels was also the co-founder of international communism - the philosophy which in the 20th century came to control one third of the human race. He was the co-author of "The Communist Manifesto", a ruthless party tactician, and the man who sacrificed his best years so Karl Marx could write "Das Kapital". Tristram Hunt relishes the diversity and exuberance of Engels' era: how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with this uncompromising political philosophy.


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    Title
    The Frock-coated Communist
    Subtitle
    The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tristram Hunt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141021409
    ISBN 10: 0141021403
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JPFC
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    Libri: ENGM2000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 335.4092
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: MARX7000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, JPFC
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Tristram Hunt is one of Britain's best known young historians. Educated at Cambridge and Chicago Universities, he is lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London and author of 'Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City.' A leading historical broadcaster, he has authored numerous series for BBC Radio and Television and Channel 4. He is also a regular contributor to The Times, The Guardian and The Observer.
    Review quote
    Beautifully written and consistently engaging Independent An excellent book ... Hunt has a mastery of 19th-century British culture and European political thought -- Robert Service Sunday Times Thoughtful and engaging Telegraph Review