Love and Capital

Love and Capital

Karl and Jennie Marx and the Birth of A Revolution

Book - 2011
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Grand Central Pub
Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital.

An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.

Baker & Taylor
An acclaimed biographer tells the story of the Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage, painting a unique and human picture of the revolutionary German socialist as a protective father, loving husband and a jokester. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
Few biographies of Marx have interrogated his family life in detail. Gabriel, author of other 19th century-focused biographies, offers a human story about the love and women that supported Karl Marx when he became larger than life as one of the most influential figures of the 19th century. Gabriel starts early in Marx's life, in the 1830s and goes beyond Karl himself considering his three daughters, two of whom committed suicide. In between is a story in which the Marx family endures hardship, betrayal and revolution. Divided into seven parts, sub-sections focus on specific years in their lives. At the beginning of the book is an exhaustive cast of characters and a political time-line. Two sections of black-and-white plates present images of the Marx family and their closest associates. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Tells the story of the Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage, painting a unique and human picture of the revolutionary German socialist as a protective father, loving husband, and a jokester.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316066112
Branch Call Number: B MARX
Characteristics: 709 p


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Dec 01, 2014

Behind every genius man, there is a genius woman. What a story! Story of family, friendship, emigration, poverty and debauchery.

rebekah_1209 Mar 30, 2012

Great family saga with a political and historical background. Stories like these help to put the issues of our current lives in perspective.


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