The Communist Manifesto-9780140447576

The Communist Manifesto

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Author: Engels, Friedrich, Marx, Karl, Stedman Jones, Gareth, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Classics, Series: N/A, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 27/06/2002, Pagination: 304 pages, Classification: Society & social sciences, Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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'An astonishing masterpiece ... a political classic ... has an almost biblical force' Eric HobsbawmThe Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels' revolutionary 1848 summons to the working classes, is one of the most influential political theories ever formulated.

After four years of collaboration, the authors produced this incisive account of their idea of Communism, in which they envisage a society without classes, private property or a state.

They argue that increasing exploitation of industrial workers will eventually lead to a revolution in which capitalism is overthrown.

Their vision transformed the world irrevocably, and remains relevant as a depiction of global capitalism today. Edited with an Introduction by GARETH STEDMAN JONES