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Eleanor Marx: A Life

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Country  United Kingdom
Publication date  2014
Dewey Decimal  335.4092
Author  Rachel Holmes
ISBN  9781408852897
Subject  Eleanor Marx
Language  English
Pages  508
Originally published  2014
Page count  508
Publisher  Bloomsbury Publishing
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Similar  Rachel Holmes books, Socialism books

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Eleanor Marx: A Life is a 2014 book by the British author Rachel Holmes, published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Contents

Synopsis

The book profiles the life of Eleanor Marx, a feminist and socialist campaigner and daughter of Karl Marx. The book deals with Marx's life as a labour organiser, personal secretary and researcher for her father, activist at the "epicentre of British socialism", and a trailblazing feminist campaigner.

Reception

In The Guardian Kathryn Hughes wrote that "Not only is the story of British socialism messy to tell, it is also difficult to make sing. But Holmes throws her ebullient prose at all those committee meetings, managing to make us see why each speech, each pamphlet, and each internecine quarrel actually matters in the long run. The result is a biography that, paradoxically, is most illuminating when it leaves the world of bungled private lives behind and steps out smartly on to the public stage" Lisa Jardine, reviewing Eleanor Marx: A Life for the Financial Times, praised the author for "giving back to us an unforgettable Eleanor Marx"

In May 2014, the book was featured as the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.

References

Eleanor Marx: A Life Wikipedia


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