Karl Marx (Paperback)

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, Alan Ryan, Terrell Carver

Format: Paperback 352 pages

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

£16.95

Delivered FREE
in the UK

Add to basket

Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading.

Book details

Published
29/10/2013

Publisher
Princeton University Press

ISBN
9780691156507


Other books by this author See all titles

The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.