Karl Marx
Penguin Classics, London, 1990, English; originally published 1867 in German
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780140445688

From the Publisher. Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Ökonomie (Capital: Critique of Political Economy), by Karl Marx, is an 1867 critical analysis of political economy. One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as “the Bible of the Working Class.”

Three volumes, introduced by Ernest Mandel; translated by Ben Fowkes and David Fernbach.

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Aric Chen

We may discover Marx was right after all. Always worth revisiting.




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