Mary Gabriel: Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution (2011)

18 July 2013, dusan

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.

Publisher Little, Brown, 2011
ISBN 0316066125, 9780316066129
784 pages

Mary Gabriel reads from Love and Capital (2011 National Book Award Finalists Reading, video, 6 min)
interview with the author (Spencer A. Leonard, Platypus Review)
review (Troy Jollimore, Salon)
review (Simon Sebag Montefiore, The New York Times Sunday Book Review)

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