MECW Vol 49

Marx & Engels Collected Works Vol 49


Jun 2001

Volume 49 contains Engels’ letters from August 1890 to September 1892.  They reflect the various problems that were involved in the establishment and consolidation of socialist parties, the formation of the Second International and the propagation of Marxism.

The correspondence shows that Engels continued to devote a great deal of time to the preparation of new editions and translations of Marx’s and his own works.  A number of letters are of a theoretical nature, elucidating some of Marxism’s key propositions and defining it against simplistic interpretations and distortions.