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 Post subject: Publication of Marx's Works in English
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:40 am 
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First off I know that the Marxists Internet Archive exists.

But personally I hate reading long works from the internet. Especially Capital, which comes to something in the order of 2500 pages when you consider all three volumes.

It seems that the rights to the collected works of Marx and Engels is currently held by Lawrence and Wishart. But they only publish the text of the collected works in the form of, well, the collected works, which is ridiculously priced. Volumes two and three are fifty quid each. The Penguin editions are less than half the price per volume.

Penguin classics publishes all three volumes of Capital, plus the Grundrisse, for slightly more affordable prices, which is great. But the selection of Marx's political works they have for publication is pretty small. It seems they used to publish the 'early', 'middle' and 'late' works as three separate books, but they only publish the first book now, which includes the Critique of Hegel's Rechtsphilosophie plus the 1844 Manuscripts, Comments on James Mill and some journal articles Marx wrote in that period. The only other book they publish is a collection of Marx's journal articles for the New York Tribune from the 1850's.

I think it's totally nuts that 134 years after his death we don't have readily available, cheap print copies of stuff like The German Ideology, The Poverty of Philosophy, The Class Struggles in France, The 18th Brumaire or The Civil War in France.

I swear if I knew anything about the publication business I'd get to work on it myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Publication of Marx's Works in English
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:24 am 
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I think it's totally nuts that 134 years after his death we don't have readily available, cheap print copies of stuff like The German Ideology, The Poverty of Philosophy, The Class Struggles in France, The 18th Brumaire or The Civil War in France.


Cheap used copies of all the above, published by International Publishers, are available at abebooks.com although I agree with your point.


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