Gareth Stedman Jones
Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion
About The Book
Gareth Stedman Jones’s biography explores how Marx came to his revolutionary ideas in an age of intellectual ferment, and the impact they had on his times. This book allows the reader to understand as never before the world of ideas which shaped Marx’s world – and in turn made Marx shape our own.
Published by Allen Lane/ Penguin Random House
About The Author
Gareth Stedman Jones is currently Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, and taught at the university for many years, becoming Professor of Political Science in 1997. He is the author of Outcast London, Languages of Class and An End to Poverty?, as well as being the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of The Communist Manifesto.