Since his death in 1883, Marx has been revised, distorted and rediscovered. But, as David McLellan shows, recent research and scholarship have provided the documentation and perspective that are enabling a more coherent picture to emerge.
This book is a survey of Marx’s life, of his contribution to the varied fields of history, economies and politics, and of his subsequent interpretation by a writer whose own studies of Marx and marxian thought have played a major part in fostering this process of redefinition.
“An ideal introduction to Marx”
RICHARD GEARY, 'Times Higher Education Supplement'
“A real first-class read, clear-cut and highly articulate commentary…an example of that rare breed, the successful encapsulation.”
ANTHONY MASTERS, 'Birmingham Post'
“Hats off to Mr McLellan for taking up only ninety pages in reciting the basic notions of 'Capital' and 'The Communist Manifesto', while finding time 'en route' for the information that the Marx family went regularly for Sunday picnics on Hampstead Heath.”
ROBERT NYE, 'Scotsman'
“McLellan’s pages on Marx are a triumph of concentrated exposition.”
GABRIEL PEARSON, 'Guardian'