To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Verso is publishing new editions of Marx's Political Writings, in association with New Left Review. Join us at the Marx Memorial Library to launch the books with a talk from the editor and introducer, David Fernbach, on editing Marx in 1970 and 2010.

Wednesday 10 November, 7-8.30pm, Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R ODU

Admission is FREE, all welcome.

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Volume 1: The Revolutions of 1848
Volume 2: Surveys From Exile
Volume 3: The First International and After

By Karl Marx

Edited and Introduced by David Fernbach
With a new preface by Tariq Ali

Published 4 October 2010


Karl Marx was not only the great theorist of capitalism. In these brand-new editions of Marx's Political Writings we are able to see the depth and range of his mature work from 1848 through to the end of his life, from the Communist Manifesto to The Class Struggles in France and The Critique of the Gotha Programme.

Karl Marx was not only a great theorist of capitalism, he was also a superb journalist, politician, historian and above all else a revolutionary. In Paris in 1844 he made the connection between radical philosophy and the working class that would guide his future work, first with the Communist League and later with the International Workingmen's Association. Marx's Political Writings display a profound understanding of history and politics that is still relevant to the very different conditions of today.

Containing many classic texts in Marx's oeuvre, including the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, THE EIGHTEENTH BRUMAIRE OF LOUIS BONAPARTE, his analysis of the Paris Commune and his seminal critique of liberal thought, the three volumes bring together a wide range of his political writings, covering topics as diverse as the revolutions of 1848, the Franco-Prussian War, and the history of the First International. They also include seminal analyses of capitalism that still stand the test of time.

They include a new preface, in which activist and writer Tariq Ali sheds light on their publication, as well as detailed historical introductions to each volume by David Fernbach.


Volume 1: The Revolutions of 1848
ISBN: 978 1 84467 603 3/ 12.99 / 368 pages

Volume 2: Surveys from Exile
ISBN: 978 1 84467 607 1/ 12.99 / 384 pages

Volume 3: The First International and After
ISBN: 978 1 84467 605 7/ 12.99 / 416 pages

And available as a set:

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