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Karl Marx
Karl Marx
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About the Book

First published over fifty years ago, Isaiah Berlin's compelling portrait of the father of socialism has long been considered a classic of modern scholarship and the best short account written of Marx's life and thought. It provides a penetrating, lucid, and comprehensive introduction to Marx
as theorist of the socialist revolution, illuminating his personality and ideas, and concentrating on those which have historically formed the central core of Marxism as a theory and practice. Berlin goes on to present an account of Marx's life as one of the most influential and incendiary social
philosophers of the twentieth century and depicts the social and political atmosphere in which Marx wrote.
This edition includes a new introduction by Alan Ryan which traces the place of Berlin's Marx from its pre-World War II publication to the present, and elucidates why Berlin's portrait, in the midst of voluminous writings about Marx, remains the classic account of the personal and political side
of this monumental figure.
About the Author:
Isaiah Berlin is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University, and past President of the British Academy. He is the author of The Age of Enlightenment, Four Essays on Liberty, Personal Impressions, The Crooked Timber, Vico and Herder and Russian Thinkers.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195103267
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 4 Rev ed
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 12 mm
  • Weight: 276 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195103262
  • Publisher Date: 12 Sep 1996
  • Depth: 13
  • Height: 206 mm
  • No of Pages: 256
  • Series Title: 0004-
  • Sub Title: His Life and Environment
  • Width: 136 mm


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