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Karl Marx

Selected Writings

Second Edition

Edited by David McLellan

Publication Date - 03 August 2000

ISBN: 9780198782650

704 pages


This second edition of McLellan's comprehensive selection of Marx's writings includes carefully selected extracts from the whole range of Marx's political, philosophical, and economic thought. Each section of the book deals with a different period of Marx's life, allowing readers to trace the development of his thought from his early years as a student and political journalist in Germany up through the final letters he wrote in the early 1880s. A fully updated editorial introduction and bibliography has been included for each extract in this new edition.

About the Author(s)

David McLellan is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Kent. He has written and edited numerous works on Marx and Marxism, including Marxism: Essential Writings, also published by Oxford University Press.

Previous Publication Date(s)

October 1977

Table of Contents

    Part One: The Early Writings 1837-1844
    Editorial Introduction
    1. Letter to his Father
    2. Doctoral Thesis
    3. Articles for the Rheinische Zeitung
    4. Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
    5. A Correspondence of 1843
    6. On the Jewish Question
    7. Towards a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
    8. Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts
    9. Letter to Ludwig Feuerbach
    10. On James Mill
    11. Critical Remarks on the Article: 'The King of Prussia and Social Reform'
    Part Two: The Materialist Conception of History 1844-1847
    Editorial Introduction
    12. The Holy Family
    13. Theses on Feuerbach
    14. The German Ideology
    15. Letter to Annenkov
    16. The Poverty of Philosophy
    17. Moralizing Criticism and Critical Morality
    Part Three: 1848 and After
    Editorial Introduction
    18. The Communist Manifesto
    19. Wage Labour and Capital
    20. Speech on Free Trade
    21. Articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung
    22. Address to the Communist League
    23. The Class Struggle in France
    24. Speech to the Central Committee of the Communist League
    25. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Napoleon Bonaparte
    26. Journalism of the 1850s
    27. Speech on the Anniversary of the People's Paper
    28. Letters 1848-1857
    Part Four: The 'Economics' 1857-1867
    Editorial Introduction
    29. Grundrisse
    30. Preface to a Critique of Political Economy
    31. Theories of Surplus Value
    32. Capital
    33. Results of the Immediate Process of Production
    34. Letters 1858-1868
    Part Five: Later Political Writings 1864-1882
    Editorial Introduction
    35. Inaugural Address to the First International
    36. On Trade Unions
    37. The Civil War in France
    38. Preface to the Second German Edition of the Communist Manifesto
    39. On Bakunin's Statism and Anarchy
    40. Critique of the Gotha Programme
    41. Letter to Mikhailovsky
    42. Circular Letter
    43. Letter to Vera Sassoulitch
    44. Comments on Adolph Wagner
    45. Preface to the Russian Edition of the Communist Manifesto
    46. Letters 1863-1881
    Chronological Table
    Index of Names
    Index of Subjects