Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto
|Read by||Barnaby Edwards|
|Released||25 May 2011|
|Format||Unabridged MP3 Download|
‘Read The Communist Manifesto, written more than one hundred and fifty years ago, and you will discover that Marx foresaw it all.’ – John Raines
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Karl Marx (1818–83) and Friedrich Engels (1820–95) published their Manifesto of the Communist Party in February 1848 on the eve of the Berlin and Paris revolutions. Originally commissioned by the Communist League to set out their aims and methods, The Communist Manifesto rapidly became one of the world's most influential political manuscripts.
Told in four sections, the Manifesto analyses the history of the class struggle, delineates the current state of affairs in Europe and America, scrutinizes the writings of other so-called communists and socialists, and proposes a method for bringing into reality the Marxist ideals of classless equality and a centralized State.
THIS UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS
1. Bourgeois and Proletarians
2. Proletarians and Communists
3. Socialist and Communist Literature
4. Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties
'Preface to the English Edition of 1888'
(read by Barnaby Edwards)
'Working Men Unite'
(an incidental music suite by Howard Carter)
|Recorded on||7 March 2011|
|Directed by||Barnaby Edwards|
|Music and sound design by||Howard Carter|
|Recorded at||Highfield Studios|
|Artwork by||Simon Holub|
Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels are recommended contextual authors for all three main examination boards:
English Literature GCSE, AS & A2 (AQA)
English Literature GCSE & GCE A-Level (OCR)
English Literature GCSE & GCE A-Level (EdExcel)
Works by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels:
Karl Marx: Later Political Writings, ed. and trans. Terrell Carver (Cambridge, 1996)
The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition, ed. Eric Hobsbawm (London, 1998)
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto, ed. Gareth Stedman Jones (London, 2002)
Studies of Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels:
Terrell Carver, Marx and Engels: The Intellectual Relationship (Brighton, 1983)
Mark Cowling (Ed.), The Communist Manifesto: New Interpretations (Edinburgh, 1998)
Alan Gilbert, Marx's Politics: Communists and Citizens (Oxford, 1981)
J.D. Hunley, The Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels (New Haven, 1991)
David Riazanov, The Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (New York, 1930)
Dirk Struik, The Birth of the Communist Manifesto (New York, 1971)
A.J.P. Taylor, The Communist Manifesto (Harmondsworth, 1967)
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