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First published in 1867, "Das Kapital" was a blazingly original criticism of the new capitalist world. Its ideas would alter the course of history and affect the lives of millions. But, as Francis Wheen shows in this brilliant and accessible book, "Das Kapital" is in no way a dry economic tome. Ferociously well written, Marx owes as much to literature as he does to economics.
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FRANCIS WHEEN is the author of The Soul of Indiscretion, a life of Tom Driberg; Karl Marx; The Irresistible Con; Hoo Hahs and Passing Frenzies, which won the Orwell Prize in 2003; and the best-selling How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions. Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography is part of the Books That Shook the World Series and was published by Atlantic Books in 2007.From AudioFile:
The titles that make up the Books That Changed the World series might be called Òlibrographies,Ó since they tell the life story of historyÕs most influential tomes. Karl MarxÕs DAS KAPITAL, like other books in the series, may have been read by relatively few, but many of its disciples have had wide influence. British narrator Simon Vance has an appropriately erudite tone for this material. It says something about the impenetrability of MarxÕs masterwork that even the brief summary is boring, but the later sections on how the book influenced revolutionaries (especially in Russia) is far more interesting and relevant for modern listeners. VanceÕs warm voice and steady pacing help listeners follow what can be a difficult text. D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Atlantic Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111843544008
Book Description Atlantic Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1843544008