Eleanor Marx

Eleanor Marx

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eleanor "Tussy" Marx (1855-1898), also known as Eleanor Marx Aveling, was the English-born youngest daughter of Karl Marx. She was herself a socialist activist, who sometimes worked as a literary translator. Involved in an unhappy personal relationship with prominent British atheist Edward Aveling, she committed suicide by poison at the age of 43. Eleanor Marx was born in London on 16 January 1855, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Marx and his wife Jenny von Westphalen. She was called "Tussy" from a young age. She showed an early interest in politics, even writing to political figures during her childhood. The hanging of the Manchester Martyrs when she was twelve, for example, horrified her and shaped her life-long sympathy for the Fenians. Her father's story-telling also inspired an interest in literature in her, she could recite passages by William Shakespeare at the age of three. By her teenage years this love of Shakespeare led to the formation of the 'Dogberry Club' at which she, her family and the family of Clara Collet, all recited Shakespeare whilst her father watched.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136651904
  • 9786136651903