Publisher: Readings | ISBN: 9789699903175 | Pages: 58
The Communist Manifesto (Das Kommunistsche Manifest) is a human achievement that needs no introduction. It was first published in German language in 1848 as Manifesto of the Communist Party. Since Europe was in the grip of unprecedented revolutions at that time, it was immediately translated into many European languages. Today, it exists in nearly all world languages and continues to stir the downtrodden of the Earth.
This edition includes Marx and Engelss preface to the 1872 German edition and Engelss preface to the 1888 English version.
About the Author
>In 1818, Karl Marx, descended from a long line of rabbis, was born in Prussian Rhineland. Marxs father converted to Protestantism shortly before Karls birth. Educated at the Universities of Bonn, Jena, and Berlin, Marx founded the Socialist newspaper Vorwarts in 1844 in Paris. After being expelled from France at the urging of the Prussian government, which "banished" Marx in absentia, Marx studied economics in Brussels. He and Engels founded the Communist League in 1847 and published the Communist Manifesto. After the failed revolution of 1848 in Germany, in which Marx participated, he eventually wound up in London. Marx worked as foreign correspondent for several U.S. publications. His Das Kapital came out in three volumes (1867, 1885 and 1894). Marx organized the International and helpe