Capital: An Abridged Edition by Karl MarxCapital: An Abridged Edition by Karl Marx

Capital: An Abridged Edition

byKarl MarxEditorDavid Mclellan

Paperback | May 17, 2008

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A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has also proved to be the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century; Marx did for social science whatDarwin had done for biology. Millions of readers this century have treated Capital as a sacred text, subjecting it to as many different interpretations as the bible itself. No mere work of dry economics, Marx's great work depicts the unfolding of industrial capitalism as a tragic drama - with a message which has lost none ofits relevance today. This is the only abridged edition to take account of the whole of Capital. It offers virtually all of Volume 1, which Marx himself published in 1867, excerpts from a new translation of `The Result of the Immediate Process of Production', and a selection of key chapters from Volume 3, which Engelspublished in 1895.
David McLellan is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Kent.
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Title:Capital: An Abridged EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 inPublished:May 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Required reading Marx and Marxism have suffered much contortion and over-simplification over the last several decades, making a return to the source essential for those seeking to undertsand the man and his theories as well as their continued applicability. This abridgment will not save you from the dense nature of his writings, but you will be better for having stuck with it.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Work of Political Economy I read this book in graduate school and for my thesis. It is a very detailed book of Marx's view of the economy, politics, and society. describes how capitalism affects every aspect of a society. Marx spent about twenty years writing this book. He was in the British Library almost every day writing it. He sacrificed a lot both for himself and for his family. whether you agree with what is in it or not it is a classic study. recommended for those with an interest in economics, politics, and society. in other words those of us who took degrees in economics, political science, or sociology.
Date published: 2017-03-31