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  • ISBN: 9780691156507
  • ISBN: 0691156506
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxii, 311 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Childhood and adolescence -- The philosophy of 'the spirit' -- The young Hegelians -- Paris -- Historical materialism -- 1848 -- Exile in London: the first phase -- The international -- The Red Terror doctor -- Last years.
Summary, etc.: Overview: Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading.
Subject: Marx, Karl 1818-1883
Communists Biography
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