Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

Author(s): Mary Gabriel

Biography & Memoir

One of the most spectacularly reviewed books of 2011, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, "Capital."
An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time. ""


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Mary Gabriel is the author of "Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored," a "New York Times Notable Book," and "The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone." A graduate of American University and the University of Paris at the Sorbonne, she works as an editor for Reuters's World Desk in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780316066129
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Back Bay Books
  • : October 2012
  • : United States
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Gabriel
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 335.40922
  • : 816
  • : 2 maps, section: 16 pages of b&w photos