Released: January 1998
150th Anniversary Edition
First published in London in 1848, The Communist Manifesto is one of the most important books of all time: a document which helped to define the emerging socialist movement, altered the course of world history, and is universally acknowledged to be a cornerstone of modern social thought.
This definitive edition of the Communist Manifesto includes:
- A Foreword by Marxist scholar Paul M. Sweezy, editor of Monthly Review
- The full text of The Communist Manifesto in a distinctive and pleasing hand-set typeface
- The important catechism Principles of Communism, drafted by Engels in 1847 as a basis for the Manifesto
- The Communist Manifesto After 150 Years;, a far-reaching interpretive essay by Ellen Meiksins Wood, editor of Monthly Review
The result illuminates both the historical setting of The Communist Manifesto and the contemporary relevance of its ideas.