Collected Works, Volume 42: Letters 1864-68
Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
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Volume 42 contains the letters of Marx and Engels from October 1864 to March 1868. This period is marked by two most important events-the foundation and the early years of the International Working Men's Association (the First International), and the publication of Volume One of Capital. The letters reflect Marx's work on Capital at its different stages, the conditions under which it was written, and Engels' help in preparing and distributing the book, and in spreading its ideas. They also throw light on the personalities and characters of Marx and Engels and, in particular, on their remarkable friendship.
Marx/Engels Collected Works (MECW) is the largest collection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It contains all works published by Marx and Engels in their lifetimes and numerous unpublished manuscripts and letters. The Collected Works, which was translated by Richard Dixon and others, consists of 50 volumes. It was compiled and printed between 1975 and 2005 by Progress Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and International Publishers (New York).
The Collected Works contains material written by Marx between 1835 and his death in 1883, and by Engels between 1838 and his death in 1895. The early volumes include juvenilia, including correspondence between Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. Several volumes collect the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.
Other volumes in the Collected Works contain well-known works of Marx and Engels, including The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and previously unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The Collected Works includes 13 volumes of correspondence by the mature Marx and Engels, covering the period from 1844 through 1895.
Although the Collected Works is the most complete collection of the work by Marx and Engels published to date in English, it is not their complete works. A project to publish the pair's complete works in German is expected to require more than 120 volumes.
4-1196 42 17. Marx to Sophie von Hatzfeldt. 26 November 1864 the way, that Lassalle only has himself to blame for being kicked by that jackass, because, although I strongly and repeatedly urged him to do so, he did not give all possible publicity in Germany to my denunciation of Blind in Herr Vogt." Salut. Your K. M. First published in Der Briefwechsel zwischen F. Engels und K. Marx, Bd. 3, Stuttgart, 1013 Printed according to the original Published in English for the first time 17 MARX T O
thing c (which is far more difficult than writing a proper work)—so that the phraseology to which that kind of writing is limited, is at least distinguishable from vulgar-democratic phraseology. 70 Fortunately, Mr Fox is doing the Polish business which is coming up in connection with 29 November, the anniversary of the Polish revolution of 1830.71 In the Committee, since the address for Lincoln is to be handed over to Adams, some of the English wanted to have the deputation introduced BY A MEMBER
this opportunity to make an 'indecent gesture' in my direction, by hinting to his readers in the commentaries that I had sought access to his emporium through the back door and had been granted it as an act of extreme graciousness only because a third party had intervened especially on my behalf.64 I have no doubt that his accomplice in America 3 will make use of this. Is it Mr Bruhn's desire that I should be forced into exposing him publicly for the conceited nonentity that he is? If Bruhn,
d insist t h a t he forms A BRANCH COMMITTEE i m m e d i a t e l y (the n u m b e r of MEMBERS d o e s n ' t m a t t e r for the present) a n d t h a t h e a n d his friends take o u t CARDS OF MEMBERSHIP. T h e y m u s t realise t h a t t h e 'INTERNATIONAL is t h e only m e a n s a n d m e t h o d of establishing co-operation (political) between London and the provinces*. C o n c e r n i n g t h e c a r d s , o u r RULES a r e as follows: existing societies (UNIONS, etc.) w h o wish t o
protective cover of the sea south of Sevastopol.176 That the possession of the Shenandoah valley was the best way to secure Washington is clear. But? The question arises 2. did Grant (and Lincoln) want to have Washington completely secure? On the contrary, it seems to me that with the loose constitution of the Federation and the great indifference to the war in some parts of the North, Lincoln never seriously wanted to drive the Confederates out of Richmond, that, on the contrary, he just wanted