Early Writings

Author Karl Marx
Introduction by Lucio Colletti
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On sale Jul 01, 1992 | 464 Pages | 9780140445749
Written in 1833-4, when Marx was barely twenty-five, this astonishingly rich body of works formed the cornerstone for his later political philosophy. In the Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State, he dissects Hegel's thought and develops his own views on civil society, while his Letters reveal a furious intellect struggling to develop the egalitarian theory of state. Equally challenging are his controversial essay On the Jewish Question and the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, where Marx first made clear his views on alienation, the state, democracy and human nature. Brilliantly insightful, Marx's Early Writings reveal a mind on the brink of one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history - the theory of Communism. This translation fully conveys the vigour of the original works. The introduction, by Lucio Colletti, considers the beliefs of the young Marx and explores these writings in the light of the later development of Marxism.

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Introduction by Lucio Colletti
Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State (1843)
Letters from the Francon-German Yearbooks (1843)
On the Jewish Question (1843)
A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Introduction (1843-4)
Excerpts from James Mill's Elements of Political Economy (1844)
Economic and Political Manuscripts (1844)
Critical Notes on the Article "The King of Prussia and Social Reform. By a Prussian" (1844)

Appendix
A. Concerning Feuerbach
B. Preface (to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy)

Glossary of Key Terms
Chronology of Marx's Life 1818 to August 1844
Note on Previous Editions of the Works of Marx and Engels
Chronology of Works by Marx and Engels
Index

Karl Marx (1818–1883) was a philosopher, social scientist, historian, and revolutionary. He is without a doubt the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the nineteenth century. Although he was largely ignored by scholars in his own lifetime, his social, economic, and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death. In Paris, Marx developed his lifelong partnership with Friedrich Engels (1820–1895). View titles by Karl Marx

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Written in 1833-4, when Marx was barely twenty-five, this astonishingly rich body of works formed the cornerstone for his later political philosophy. In the Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State, he dissects Hegel's thought and develops his own views on civil society, while his Letters reveal a furious intellect struggling to develop the egalitarian theory of state. Equally challenging are his controversial essay On the Jewish Question and the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, where Marx first made clear his views on alienation, the state, democracy and human nature. Brilliantly insightful, Marx's Early Writings reveal a mind on the brink of one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history - the theory of Communism. This translation fully conveys the vigour of the original works. The introduction, by Lucio Colletti, considers the beliefs of the young Marx and explores these writings in the light of the later development of Marxism.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Lucio Colletti
Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State (1843)
Letters from the Francon-German Yearbooks (1843)
On the Jewish Question (1843)
A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Introduction (1843-4)
Excerpts from James Mill's Elements of Political Economy (1844)
Economic and Political Manuscripts (1844)
Critical Notes on the Article "The King of Prussia and Social Reform. By a Prussian" (1844)

Appendix
A. Concerning Feuerbach
B. Preface (to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy)

Glossary of Key Terms
Chronology of Marx's Life 1818 to August 1844
Note on Previous Editions of the Works of Marx and Engels
Chronology of Works by Marx and Engels
Index

Author

Karl Marx (1818–1883) was a philosopher, social scientist, historian, and revolutionary. He is without a doubt the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the nineteenth century. Although he was largely ignored by scholars in his own lifetime, his social, economic, and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death. In Paris, Marx developed his lifelong partnership with Friedrich Engels (1820–1895). View titles by Karl Marx

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