The Frock-Coated Communist

The Life and Times of the Original Champagne Socialist

Tristram Hunt

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Friedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the nineteenth century. Born to a prosperous mercantile family in west Germany, he spent his career working in the Manchester cotton industry, riding to the Cheshire hounds, and enjoying the comfortable, middle-class life of a Victorian gentleman. Yet Engels was also the co-founder of international communism - the philosophy which in the 20th century came to control one third of the human race. He was the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, a ruthless party tactician, and the man who sacrificed his best years so Karl Marx could write Das Kapital. Tristram Hunt relishes the diversity and exuberance of Engels's era: how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with this uncompromising political philosophy.

Dr Tristram Hunt is Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum and one of Britain's best-known historians. He served as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central from 2010 to 2017 (when he led the campaign to save the Wedgwood Museum) and as Shadow Secretary of State for Education between October 2013 and September 2015. He was a senior lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London, and has written numerous series for radio and television. His previous books include
The English Civil War: At First Hand,
The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels,
Ten Cities that Made an Empire and
Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City, between them published in more than a dozen languages.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 464
Erscheinungsdatum 29.04.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-102140-9
Verlag Penguin Books UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19.7/13.1/2.9 cm
Gewicht 344 g

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