Biographies of Karl Marx

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Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, he later studied political economy and Hegelian philosophy. For a general review of Karl Marx biographies, see the article Karl Marx: An Overview of his Biographies by Angelo Segrillo.[1]

Major works[edit]

20th Century[edit]

Karl Marx: The Story of His Life (1918)[edit]

Karl Marx: The Story of His Life (German: Karl Marx. Geschichte seines Lebens) is a 1918[2] book about Karl Marx by Franz Mehring, a German historian. Considered the classical biography of Marx,[3] the work has been translated into many languages, including Russian (1920), Danish (1922), Hungarian (1925), Japanese (1930), Spanish (1932), and English (1935).[4]

Marx: Man and Fighter (1933)[edit]

Marx: Man and Fighter is a biography by Boris Nicolaievsky, first published in German in 1933. It was translated into English by Otto Mänchen-Helfen and published in 1936. Some subsequent English editions restore the notes, appendices, and bibliography omitted from the first English edition.[5]

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment (1939)[edit]

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment is a 1939 biography of Karl Marx by Isaiah Berlin, in which Berlin argues that Marx's system of thought depends upon indefensible metaphysical presuppositions.

Karl Marx: His Life and Thought (1973)[edit]

Karl Marx: His Life and Thought is a 1973 biography of Karl Marx by political scientist David McLellan. The work was republished as Karl Marx: A Biography in 1995.

Marx without Myth (1975)[edit]

Marx Without Myth: A Chronological Study of his Life and Work by Maximilien Rubel

21st Century[edit]

Karl Marx (2010)[edit]

External video
Booknotes interview with Wheen on Karl Marx: A Life, 25 June 2000, C-SPAN

Karl Marx is a 2010 biography by journalist Francis Wheen.

Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life (2013)[edit]

Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life is a 2013 biography of Karl Marx by Jonathan Sperber.

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016)[edit]

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion is a 2016 biography of Karl Marx by British historian Gareth Stedman-Jones.

Minor works[edit]

Karl Marx (1892)[edit]

20th Century[edit]

Marx: The Man and His Message (1910)[edit]

Marx: The Man and His Message is a biography by Keir Hardie.

Karl Marx. A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism (1914)[edit]

Karl Marx. A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism. Written: 1914

Karl Marx (1938)[edit]

1938: Karl Marx, London: Chapman & Hall / New York: John Wiley & Sons.[3] Originally published as part of a series "Modern Sociologists". Reissued 1963. Published in original German version 1967. Translated in Italian, French, Spanish and Greek. Many times reissued.

Karl Marx (1968)[edit]

Written by Heinrich Gemkow.

Marx, Life and Works (1980)[edit]

Marx, Life and Works (New York: Macmillan, 1980)

Otto Ruhle[edit]

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Karl Marx: An intellectual biography[edit]

Karl Marx: An intellectual biography is a biography of Karl Marx by Rolf Hosfeld.

Marx I[edit]

Marx I is a biography by Michel Henry. Followed by Marx II.

Karl Marx: Anthropologist[edit]

Karl Marx: Anthropologist is a book by American professor and chair of anthropology Thomas C. Patterson.

21st Century[edit]

Karl Marx: An Illustrated Biography (2000)[edit]

Karl Marx: Critical Lives[edit]

Karl Marx: An Overview of his Biographies by Angelo Segrillo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Segrillo, Angelo. Karl Marx: An Overview of his Biographies. LEA Working Paper Series, no. 3, Jan. 2018.
  2. ^ Fitzgerald 1935. p. x.
  3. ^ McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx : a biography ([3rd ed.]. ed.). London: Papermac. p. 444. ISBN 0-333-63947-2.
  4. ^ World Catalogue 2010.
  5. ^ https://www.marxists.org/archive/hallas/works/1976/07/fighter.htm
  6. ^ http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/another-life-of-marx-queues-at-truth.html


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