Preface Chronology Introduction 1 Ruled by a Demon 2 Early Writings 3 The Spectre of Communism 4 Political Writings, 1848-52 5 The Whole Economic Muck 6 Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy 7 An Immense Accumulation of Research 8 Volume One of Capital 9 The Tantalizing Model of Paris 10 The Circulation of Capital 11 And Now Russia! 12 Very Late Marx Conclusion Further Reading
Vincent Barnett has been a research fellow on a wide variety of History, Russian Studies and Economics projects at various UK universities. His publications include A History of Russian Economic Thought (2005), The Revolutionary Russian Economy, 1890-1940 (2004) and Kondratiev and the Dynamics of Economic Development (1998).
'[a] concise and reliable introduction to Marx's thought!Barnett organizes his book into pairs of chapters: the first of each pair deals with Marx's life and practical work; the second with his political thought. This structure is useful in conveying to readers how Marx's ideas were constantly evolving.' -- The Financial Times 'For those wanting an introduction to Karl Marx and his economics writings the book provides an excellent, clear and accessible introduction.' -- Gidon Cohen, Durham University, UK