Collected Works, Volume 42: Letters 1864-68

Collected Works, Volume 42: Letters 1864-68

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Language: English

Pages: 807

ISBN: 2:00222075

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Volume info:

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.

MECW info:

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 It contains all works published by Marx and Engels in their lifetimes and numerous unpublished manuscripts and letters.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The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and previously unpublished or untranslated manuscripts.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.














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