First published in English in 1921, this work was originally written by renowned Marxist historian Max Beer to commemorate the centenary of Marx’s birth. It is a definitive biography, full of interesting personal details and a clear and comprehensive account of Marx’s economic and historical doctrines A special feature of this unique work is the new light thrown on Marx’s attitude to the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat" and Bolshevist methods generally.
1. Introduction 2. Parents and Friends 3. The Formative Period of Marxism 4. Years of Agitation and Varying Fortunes 5. The Marxian System 6. Conclusion