Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Francis Wheen

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2007

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes


In this brilliant book, Francis Wheen, the author of the most successful biography of Karl Marx, tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx's twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Born in a two-room flat in London's Soho amid political squabbles and personal tragedy, the first volume of Das Kapital was published in 1867 to muted praise. But after Marx's death, the book went on to influence thinkers, writers, and revolutionaries, from George Bernard Shaw to V. I. Lenin, changing the direction of twentieth-century history. Wheen shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, Das Kapital is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism. Furthermore, Wheen argues, as long as capitalism endures, Das Kapital demands to be read and understood.


Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography

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Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography, Francis Wheen