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The Communist Manifesto (Penguin Classics) is one of the most important literary works of all time. The book was first published prior to the European revolutions in 1848. The document is believed to have defined the origin of the socialist movement and in its wake, changed the course of history. It is widely accepted to be a documentation of the first building block of social thought in modern times.
The Communist Manifesto (Penguin Classics) is an incisive and condensed documentation of the world-view propagated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels during their explosive collaboration on both intellectual and political planes. Although it was Friedrich Engels who composed the first couple of drafts that laid the foundation to The Communist Manifesto, Engels credits the original thought and concept of the book to Marx.
The Communist Manifesto is essentially a summary of the comprehensive worldview in the eyes of the authors. Though the book contains thoughts and concepts from centuries ago, the basic preface still holds relevance in today's time. The book definitely gives readers of today a definitive foundation of what communism stands for and what it originally aimed to achieve for the common man. The first edition of this book was published by Penguin UK in 2004 and is available in paperback.
- The Communist Manifesto was originally titled the Manifesto of the Communist Party.
- It was first published by a group of German political refugees in London in the German language.
- Several versions of the book came out from 1872 to 1890 and it has been translated into almost every popular language in the world.