Karl Marx: His Life and Thought

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Karl Marx: His Life and Thought
Karl Marx, his life and thought, 1973 edition.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorDavid McLellan
CountryUnited Kingdom
SubjectKarl Marx
PublisherMacmillan Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages464 (1995 edition)

Karl Marx: His Life and Thought is a 1973 biography of Karl Marx by the political scientist David McLellan. The work was republished as Karl Marx: A Biography in 1995.


McLellan deals with Marx's intellectual, political and private life.[1]


The political theorist Terrell Carver described the book as, "The most comprehensive scholarly account of Marx's life and works".[2] The historian of science Roger Smith called it "readable and reliable".[3]


  1. ^ McLellan 1995. pp. 269-270, 438-447.
  2. ^ Carver 1995. p. 211.
  3. ^ Smith 1997. p. 954.