Frederick Engels – pamphlets, books and commentaries

Frederick Engels

Frederick Engels

The Great ‘Marxist-Leninist’ Theoreticians

Frederick Engels – pamphlets, books and commentaries

Virtually everything that has been published by Frederick Engels is included in the 50 volume Collected Works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

However, his contribution to the world revolutionary movement has meant that many of his most significant works have been produced as individual pamphlets/books. The intention is to post as many of those as possible on this page.

Engels spent many years of the 19th century in Manchester – and a few years ago returned to stand proudly in a public square.

On Historical Materialism, International Publishers, New York, 1940, 30 pages. Little Marx Library.

The Housing Question, Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1942, 100 pages. Volume Seven of The Marxist-Leninist Library.

Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, George Allen and Unwin, London, 1943, 149 pages. From Project Gutenberg website.

Engels as Military Critic, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1959, 146 pages. Reprinted from Volunteer Journal and the Manchester Guardian of the 1860s. With an introduction by WH Chaloner and WO Henderson.

Articles from the Labour Standard (1881), Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, 53 pages. The Labour Standard was a British trade union weekly published in London from 1881 to 1885, edited by J Shipton.

The part played by labour in the transition from ape to man, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1968, 16 pages.

Socialism – Utopian and Scientific, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1968, 74 pages.

Ludwig Feuerbach and the end of Classical German Philosophy, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1969, 61 pages.

History of Ireland (to 1014), Irish Communist Organisation, Dublin, 1970, 68 pages.

The Bakuninists at work – Review of the Uprising in Spain in the summer of 1873, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1971, 28 pages.

Critique of the Erfurt Programme, British and Irish Communist Organisation, Glasgow, 1971, 20 pages.

On Marx’s Capital, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972, 126 pages.

Dialectics of Nature, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972, 403 pages.

Ludwig Feuerbach and the end of Classical German Philosophy, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1973, 68 pages. Scientific Socialism Series.

Marx, Engels and Lenin on the Irish Revolution, Ralph Fox, The Cork Workers Club, Cork, 1974, 36 pages.

Marx, Engels and Lenin – On the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1975, 41 pages.

Socialism – Utopian and Scientific, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1975, 108 pages.

The part played by labour in the transition from ape to man, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1975, 25 pages.

On Marx, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1975, 26 pages.

The Peasant Question in France and Germany, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1976, 29 pages.

Ludwig Feuerbach and the end of Classical German Philosophy, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1976, 185 pages. Has the same content as the two Soviet Revisionist editions on this page but also has, in addition, Plekhanov’s Forewords and Notes to the Russian Editions of the Engels pamphlet. (There’s a strange comment in the Publisher’s Note at the very beginning of the book. This states, after giving reference to the source material of Plekhanov’s Appendices, that they were included ‘with numerous and often drastic revisions and corrections where necessary’.)

Principles of Communism, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1977, 28 pages.

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels – Selected Letters, Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1977, 133 pages.

The Housing Question, pp 317-391, Marx and Engels Collected Works, Volume 23, 75 pages.

Marx and Engels – On Reactionary Prussianism, Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute, Moscow, Red Star Press, London, 1978, 48 pages. Reprint of the original from the Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1943.

On Engels’s The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, IL Andreyev, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1985, 159 pages.

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Mao Tse-tung: Four Essays on Philosophy, (Peking: FLP, 1966), 146 pages. [With a small amount of underlining and marginal notes.]

Materialist Dialectics Helps Fighters Make Ideological Progress, by Chen Chin-yuan, originally in Jiefangjun Bao [Liberation Army Daily], January 10, 1966, 19 pages. This English translation is from the 1968 pamphlet Mao Tse-tung’s Thought is the Invincible Weapon. 87 pages

Selected Essays on the Study of Philosophy by Workers, Peasants and Soldiers, (Peking: FLP, 1971), 96 pages.

Serving the People with Dialectics – Essays on the Study of Philosophy by Workers and Peasants, (Peking: FLP, 1972), 58 pages.

Philosophy is No Mystery – Peasants Put Their Study to Work, (Peking: FLP, 1972), 88 pages.

Three Major Struggles on China’s Philosophical Front (1949-64), 4 articles, (Peking: FLP, 1973), 76 pages.

Fundamentals of Political Economy, also known as the Shanghai Textbook. This book was originally published in Chinese in Shanghai in 1974 as part of the Youth Self-Education Series designed for individual or group study. The first half of the book is about the political economy of capitalism and capitalist-imperialism. Chapter 11 is about Soviet social-imperialism [socialism in name, imperialism in fact]. And the rest of the book is about the political economy of socialism. This is the 1977 translation of the entire volume, as edited by George Wang, 272 scanned sheets, 506 pages.

The portions of this volume on the political economy of socialism were later issued in a revised translation edited by Raymond Lotta (with a Foreword and Afterword) under the title Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism: The Shanghai Textbook (NY: Banner Press, 1994), 404 pages.

Why China Has No Inflation, by Peng Kuang-hsi, (Peking: FLP: 1976), 72 pages.

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