The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

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'Workers of the world, Unite!' The Communist Manifesto is arguably the world's most influential political manuscript. Surviving through countless decades of revolution and counter-revolution, Marx and Engels' remains relevant to this day, providing a solution for the peoples' liberation as they struggle under conditions of extreme oppression worldwide. Fiery and alarmingly well-written, this is a call-to-arms for anyone who is engaged in the movement to expose and overthrow the continuation of crisis-ridden capitalism. This collectible edition includes a new introduction by Jodi Dean and an afterword by David Harvey.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 119g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0745399371
  • 9780745399379

Review quote

'As a force for change, its influence has been surpassed only by the Bible. As a piece of writing, it is a masterpiece' -- Guardianshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction by Jodi Dean 2. Introduction by David Harvey 3. Manifesto of the Communist Party I Bourgeois and Proletarians II Proletarians and Communists III Socialist and Communist Literature IV Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties 4. Appendix: Prefaces to Various Language Editionsshow more

About Karl Marx

Karl Marx was born in 1818. In 1848 he collaborated with Friedrich Engels in writing The Communist Manifesto. Expelled from Prussia in the same year, Marx took up residence first in Paris and then in London where, in 1867 he published his magnum opus Capital. A co-founder of the International Workingmen's Association in 1864, Marx died in London in 1883. Friedrich Engels was born in 1820. He moved to England in 1842 to work in his father's Manchester textile firm. After joining the fight against the counter revolution in Germany in 1848 he returned to Manchester and the family business. In subsequent years he provided financial support for Marx and edited the second and third volumes of Capital. He died in 1895.show more