The Life and Teaching of Karl Marx

  • Translated by T. C. Partington and H. J. Stenning
    Read by: Greg Wagland
  • Runtime: 4.9 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 4.24.2015
  • Publisher: Magpie Audio
  • Genre: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
  • 4.87 hrs4/24/2015Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: bnbl

The Life and Teaching of Karl Marx was written to commemorate the centenary of Karl Marx’s birth by Max Beer, an Austrian historian of the socialist and Marxist movements. It is a clear, detailed, and highly accessible work, a definitive biography, full of interesting personal details and a clear and comprehensive account of Marx’s economic and historical doctrines.

The first half comprises a biography, full of fascinating quotations and insightful observations, while the second analyses many aspects of Marx’s historical and economic teachings, with useful exemples. Furthermore, Beer gives a comprehensive description of Hegel’s dialectical method, vital to an understanding of Marxism, and explores Marx’s attitudes to the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat’ and Bolshevism in action.

Author Biography

Moses “Max” Beer (1864–1943) was an Austrian-born journalist, economist, and historian. He is best remembered as an early writer on the topic of imperialism and for a series of books, published in translation in several different countries, which examined the nature of class struggle throughout human history.

Reader Biography

Greg Wagland is an actor, audiobook narrator, and voice artist. His audiobook credits include classics, fiction, history, poetry, biography, nonfiction, science fiction, as well as young adult and children’s fiction.

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