Eleanor Marx, by Kapp, Yvonne
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- ISBN: 9781859845158 | 1859845150
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 7/10/2018
Eleanor was the youngest of three surviving Marx children. She was the only one to be born, live, love, work and die in England and to become a public figure in her own right. Yvonne Kapp, in this highly acclaimed biography, brilliantly succeeds in capturing Eleanor's spirit, from a lively child, opining on the world's affairs, to the new woman, aspiring to the stage, earning her living as a free intellectual, and helping to lead England's unskilled workers at the height of the new unionism; being always more than, yet at the same time inescapably, Marx's daughter. So inevitably--and fortunately--Eleanor's biography is also an unrivalled biography of the Marx house-hold in Victorian London, of the Marx circle, and especially of Frederick Engels, the family's extraordinary mentor.