By Jonathan Sperber
“Absorbing, meticulously researched. . . . [Sperber] succeeds within the fundamental activity of all biography, re-creating a guy who leaps off the page.” —Jonathan Freedland, New York instances booklet Review
In this magisterial biography of Karl Marx, “likely to be definitive for a few years to come back” (John grey, New York evaluate of Books), historian Jonathan Sperber creates a meticulously researched and multilayered portrait of either the guy and the progressive instances within which he lived. in accordance with exceptional entry to the lately opened information of Marx’s and Engels’s entire writings, Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life offers a ancient context for the non-public tale of 1 of the main influential and debatable political philosophers in Western background. via elimination Marx from the ideological conflicts of the 20th century that coloured his legacy and putting him inside “the society and highbrow currents of the 19th century” (Ian Kershaw), Sperber is ready to current a whole portrait of Marx as neither a soothsaying prophet of the trendy global nor the writer of its darkest atrocities. This significant biography essentially reshapes our figuring out of a towering ancient figure.
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