The Resource The frock-coated communist: : the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels, Tristram Hunt

The frock-coated communist: : the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels, Tristram Hunt

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The frock-coated communist: : the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels
Title
The frock-coated communist:
Title remainder
the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels
Statement of responsibility
Tristram Hunt
Title variation
  • Frock-coated communist
  • Marxs general
Title variation remainder
the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Friedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the nineteenth century. Born to a prosperous mercantile family in west Germany, he spent his career working in the Manchester cotton industry, riding to the Cheshire hounds, and enjoying the comfortable, middle-class life of a Victorian gentleman. Yet Engels was also the co-founder of international communism – the philosophy which in the 20th century came to control one third of the human race. He was the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, a ruthless party tactician, and the man who sacrificed his best years so Karl Marx could write Das Kapital. Tristram Hunt relishes the diversity and exuberance of Engels's era: how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with this uncompromising political philosophy. Set against the backdrop of revolutionary Europe and industrializing England – of Manchester mills, Paris barricades, and East End strikes – it is a story of devoted friendship, class compromise, ideological struggle, and family betrayal
Summary
A remarkable new biography from one of Britain's leading young historians that recovers the co-founder of communism from the shadows of history, portraying how one of the great "bon viveurs" of Victorian Britain reconciled his exuberant personal life with his radical political philosophy
Award
Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
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337695
Cataloging source
NJB
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1974-
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Hunt, Tristram
Dewey number
335.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Engels, Friedrich
  • Germans
  • Communism
Target audience
adult
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the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels
Label
The frock-coated communist: : the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels, Tristram Hunt
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
442 p.
Isbn
9780713998528
Isbn Type
(hbk)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780713998528
Label
The frock-coated communist: : the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels, Tristram Hunt
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
442 p.
Isbn
9780713998528
Isbn Type
(hbk)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780713998528

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