Product Description: Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a heartbreaking and dramatic saga of the family side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death.
Drawing upon years of research, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel brings to light the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. We follow them as they roam Europe, on the run from governments amidst an age of revolution and a secret network of would-be revolutionaries, and see Karl not only as an intellectual, but as a protective father and loving husband, a revolutionary, a jokester, a man of tremendous passions, both political and personal.
In LOVE AND CAPITAL, Mary Gabriel has given us a vivid, resplendent, and truly human portrait of the Marxes-their desires, heartbreak and devotion to each other's ideals.
Goodreads:For several reasons, prominently including arrest, ardent revolutionary and intellectual Karl Marx (1818-1883) did not seek personal publicity. In the twelve decades since his death, ideological wars have further obscured the man. Thus, Mary Gabriel's extensively researched new biography illuminates the personal and family life of one of the least known, yet most influential men of the past two centuries. Marx's almost lifelong relationship with Jenny van Westphalen (1814-1881), whom he married in 1843, forms the center of this extraordinary narrative, much of which unfolds as the Marx family flees from the police and professional informers. A powerful human story about a most controversial man.
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