Marx/Engels Collected Works

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Marx/Engels Collected Works (usually known as MECW) is the largest collection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It contains all works published by Marx and Engels in their lifetimes and numerous unpublished manuscripts and letters. The Collected Works, which was translated by Richard Dixon and others, consists of 50 volumes. It was compiled and issued between 1975 and 2005 by Progress Publishers (1931, Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (1936, London) and International Publishers (1924, New York City).

Overview[edit]

The Collected Works contains material written by Marx between 1835 and his death in 1883, and by Engels between 1838 and his death in 1895. The early volumes include juvenilia, including correspondence between Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. Several volumes collect the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes in the Collected Works contain the most important works by Marx and Engels, including The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, as well as more obscure pieces, and previously unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The Collected Works includes 13 volumes of correspondence by the mature Marx and Engels, covering the period from 1844 through 1895.

Although the Collected Works is the most complete collection of the work by Marx and Engels published to date in English, it is not their complete works. A project to publish the pair's complete works in German is expected to require more than 120 volumes.

Contents[edit]

Volume Title and contents Year published ISBN
1 (M) August 1835 – March 1843 1975 0717804070
2 (E) August 1838 – December 1842 1975
3 (M) March 1843 – Aug 1844; (E) May 1843 – June 1844 1975
4 (M/E) 1844–45, incl. Holy Family & Condition of Working Class 1975
5 (M/E) April 1845 – April 1847, including German Ideology 1975
6 (M/E) 1845–48, including Poverty of Philosophy and Manifesto 1976
7 (M/E) 1848, articles for Neue Rheinische Zeitung 1977
8 (M/E) 1848–49, articles from Neue Rheinische Zeitung 1977
9 (M/E) 1849, articles from Neue Rheinische Zeitung 1977
10 (M/E) 1849–51, including Peasant War in Germany 1978
11 (M/E) 1851–53, including Eighteenth Brumaire 1979
12 (M/E) 1853–54, mainly on British Colonialism 1979
13 (M/E) 1854–55, re Revolutionary Spain and Crimean War 1980
14 (M/E) 1855–56, incl. material on British politics and Crimean War 1980
15 (M/E) 1856–58, mainly Europe and India 1986
16 (M/E) 1858–60, mainly events in Europe 1980
17 (M/E) 1859–60, including Herr Vogt and military matters 1981
18 (M/E) 1857–62, Articles for Encyclopaedia 1987
19 (M/E) 1861–64, including material on American Civil War 1984
20 (M/E) 1864–68, including Value, Prices and Profit 1985
21 (M/E) 1867–70, re International Workingmen's Association 1985
22 (M/E) 1870–71, re Franco-Prussian War 1986
23 (M/E) 1871–74, re International, Bakunin, Housing Question 1988
24 (M/E) 1874–83, Crit. / Gotha Prog. & Utopian & Scientific 1989
25 (E) Anti-Dühring, Dialectics of Nature 1987 0717805255
26 (E) 1882–89, including Origin of the Family, etc. 1990
27 (E) 1890–95, re Europe 1990
28 (M) Economic Works, 1857–1861 1986
29 (M) Economic Works, 1857–1861 1987
30 (M) Economic Works, 1861–1863 1988
31 (M) 1861–63, Economic Manuscripts 1989
32 (M) 1861–63, Economic Manuscripts 1989
33 (M) 1861–63, Economic Manuscripts 1991
34 (M) Economic Works, 1861–1864 1994
35* (M) Capital, Volume I 1996 0717805360
36 (M) Capital, Volume II 1997
37 (M) Capital, Volume III 1998 0717805379
38 (M/E) 1844–51, Letters 1982
39 (M/E) 1852–55, Letters 1983
40 (M/E) 1856–59, Letters 1983
41 (M/E) 1860–64, Letters 1985
42 (M/E) 1864–68, Letters 1987
43 (M/E) 1868–70, Letters 1988
44 (M/E) 1870–73, Letters 1989
45 (M/E) 1874–79, Letters 1991
46 (M/E) 1880–83, Letters 1992
47 (E) 1883–86, Letters 1995
48 (E) 1887–90, Letters 2001 0717805484
49 (E) 1890–92, Letters 2001 0717805492
50 (E) 1892–95, Letters 2004 0717805506

Key: (M) Marx, (E) Engels, (M/E) Marx and Engels

(*) – This volume has an errata available on the Lawrence and Wishart web site.[1]

Editors in English[edit]

The most complete English edition of all the works of Marx and Engels, usually known as MECW (Marx/Engels Collected Works), compiled by Lawrence & Wishart as pubslishers, has been summarized their work into the APA style. In addition, this list contains extra information not specifically required by the APA style:

  1. Not just the years in which the volume was published by Lawrence & Wishart, but the years when Marx and Engels, or Marx or Engles, publishing their works.
  2. The ISBN as a useful reference.
  3. The content inside the volume by Marx and Engels, or Marx or Engles.

The volumes are divided in four general stages:

  • Volumes 1 - 3: Early Works (1835 - 1844).
  • Volumes 4 - 27: General Works (1844 - 1895).
  • Volumes 28 - 37: Economic Works (1857 - 1894).
  • Volumes 38 - 50: Letters (1844 - 1895).

Volumes based on Lawrence & Wishart[edit]

VOL. YEARS OF COMPOSING ISBN REFERENCE CONTENT
1 1835 - 1843 ISBN 0853152845 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1975). Collected works (Vol. 1). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Doctoral Dissertation on Democritus and Epicurus; early journalism; family letters; poems, etc.
2 1838 - 1844 ISBN 0853152926 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1975). Collected works (Vol. 2). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Early journalism and literary essays; articles on England; family letters; poems, etc.
3 1843 - 1844 ISBN 0853152934 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1975). Collected works (Vol. 3). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Deutsch-Franzosische Jahrbucher''; Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. Engels, 1843-44 - letters from London, outlines of a Critique of Political Economy; articles from the Northern Star and New Moral World, etc.
4 1844 - 1845 ISBN 0853152942 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1975). Collected works (Vol. 4). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. The Holy Family; The Condition of the Working Class in England; a fragment on Fourier; notes on the State and on Hegel's Phenomenology, etc.
5 1845 - 1847 ISBN 0853153116 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1976). Collected works (Vol. 5). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Theses on Feuerbach; The German Ideology.
6 1845 - 1848 ISBN 0853153124 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1976). Collected works (Vol. 6). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. The Poverty of Philosophy; On Poland; The Principles of Communism; Manifesto of the Communist Party (colloquially Communist Manifesto); articles; documents of the Communist League.
7 1848 ISBN 0853153523 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1977). Collected works (Vol. 7). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Demands of the Communist Party in Germany; articles from the ''Neue Rheinische Zeitung''; speeches.
8 1848 - 1849 ISBN 0853153531 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1977). Collected works (Vol. 8). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Articles from Neue Rheinische Zeitung and The struggle against its suppression.
9 1849 ISBN 085315354X Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1977). Collected works (Vol. 9). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Articles from the Neue Rheinische Zeitung and other journals, including Wage Labour and Capital.
10 1849 - 1851 ISBN 0853153558 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1978). Collected works (Vol. 10). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. The Class Struggles in France; The Peasant War in Germany; articles from the English Chartist Press, etc.
11 1851 - 1853 ISBN 0853153566 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1979). Collected works (Vol. 11). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany; The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte; The Great Men of Exile; The Cologne Communist Trial.
12 1853 - 1854 ISBN 0853153574 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1979). Collected works (Vol. 12). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Articles from the New York Daily Tribune and the People´s Paper; on Lord Palmerston, etc.
13 1854 - 1855 ISBN 0853153582 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1980). Collected works (Vol. 13). London, England: Lawrence & Wishart. Articles on the Eastern Question; Revolutionary Spain; articles on the Crimean War, etc.
14 1855 - 1856 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1980). Collected works (Vol. 14). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart. The Struggle in the Crimea; The War That Looms on Europe; The British Constitution; The Crisis in England; The European Struggle; Clashes between the Police and the

People.—The Events in the Crimea, etc.

15 1856 - 1858 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1986). Collected works (Vol. 15). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart. The French Credit Mobilier I, II and III; Revelations of the Diplomatic History of the 18th

Century; Revolution in Spain; The Monetary Crisis in Europe. — From the History of

Money Circulation; etc

16 1858 - 1860 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1980). Collected works (Vol. 16). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart. The English Bank Act of 1844; Commercial Crises and Currency in Britain; History of the Opium Trade; Affairs in Prussia, etc.
17 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1981). Collected works (Vol. 17). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
18 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1982). Collected works (Vol. 18). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
19 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1984). Collected works (Vol. 19). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
20 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1985). Collected works (Vol. 20). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
21 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1985). Collected works (Vol. 21). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
22 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1986). Collected works (Vol. 22). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
23 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1988). Collected works (Vol. 23). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
24 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1989). Collected works (Vol. 24). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
25 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1987). Collected works (Vol. 25). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
26 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1990). Collected works (Vol. 26). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
27 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1990). Collected works (Vol. 27). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
28 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1986). Collected works (Vol. 28). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
29 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1987). Collected works (Vol. 29). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
30 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1988). Collected works (Vol. 30). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
31 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1989). Collected works (Vol. 31). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
32 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1989). Collected works (Vol. 32). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
33 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1991). Collected works (Vol. 33). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
34 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1994). Collected works (Vol. 34). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
35 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1996). Collected works (Vol. 35). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
36 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1997). Collected works (Vol. 36). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
37 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1998). Collected works (Vol. 37). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
38 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1982). Collected works (Vol. 38). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
39 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1983). Collected works (Vol. 39). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
40 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1983). Collected works (Vol. 40). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
41 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1985). Collected works (Vol. 41). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
42 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1987). Collected works (Vol. 42). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
43 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1988). Collected works (Vol. 43). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
44 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1989). Collected works (Vol. 44). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
45 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1991). Collected works (Vol. 45). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
46 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1992). Collected works (Vol. 46). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
47 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1995). Collected works (Vol. 47). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
48 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (2001). Collected works (Vol. 48). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
49 Marx, K., & Engels, F. (2001). Collected works (Vol. 49). London, England, Lawrence & Wishart.
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