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

Author(s): Mary Gabriel

Biography & Memoir

Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a heartbreaking and dramatic saga of the family side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon years of research, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel brings to light the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. We follow them as they roam Europe, on the run from hostile governments amidst a secret network of would-be revolutionaries, and see Karl not only as an intellectual, but as a protective father and loving husband, a visionary, a jokester, a man of tremendous passions, both political and personal. In LOVE AND CAPITAL, Mary Gabriel has given us a vivid, resplendent, and truly human portrait of the Marxes-their desires, heartbreak and devotion to each other's ideals.

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"[Gabriel] offers a rich, humanizing portrait of the Marx family....A saga as richly realized as a fine Victorian novel."-- Kirkus Reviews

Mary Gabriel was educated in the United States and France, and worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades. She is the author of two previous biographies: Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. She lives in Italy.

General Fields

  • : 9780316066112
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : September 2011
  • : United States
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Gabriel
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 335.40922
  • : 800
  • : 16pp of b&w illus