By Maximilien Rubel
This book is part of a series of contemporary chronicles, each dealing with a figure of seminal importance to modern civilisation. Each is a year by year-even month by month or day by day chronology of the subject's life and works, carefully researched and compiled.
MARX can be read as a continuous and compelling narrative of the life of the most profoundly important social philosopher of modern times. It traces the development of his ideas, charts his works and illuminates his attitude to the world in which he fought his ideological and personal battles. It can also be used as an authoritative reference guide. The description of each year of his life is prefaced by its bibliography; all the sources used are Marx's own words from his public and private writings, or those of other people when they can throw an extra light on his character and works.