Biographies of Karl Marx - reading guide

Karl Marx, Jenny Marx, Eleanor Marx, Laura Marx and Friedrich Engels

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of Karl Marx in chronological order

Engel's speech (1883) Friedrich Engels
https://libcom.org/library/marx-death-engels

Marx: The Man and His Message (1910) Keir Hardie
(Labour party)
https://libcom.org/library/marx-man-his-message-1910-keir-hardie
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karl_Marx_the_man_and_his_message.pdf

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1910) John Spargo
(Socialist Party of America)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-his-life-work-1910-john-spargo
https://archive.org/details/cu31924002310864

Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch (1914) Vladimir Lenin
(Bolshevik)
http://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-brief-biographical-sketch-1914-vladimir-lenin
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/granat/index.htm
https://archive.org/details/KarlMarxABriefBiographicalSketchWithAnExpositionOfMarxism

Karl Marx: The Man and his work and the Constructive Elements of Socialism (1918) Karl Dannenberg
(Socialist Labor Party)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-man-his-work-1918-karl-dannenburg
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/u/ulsmanuscripts/pdf/31735066228721.pdf

Karl Marx: The Story of His Life (1918) Franz Mehring
(Social Democrat)
https://libcom.org/history/karl-marx-story-his-life-franz-mehring
https://www.marxists.org/archive/mehring/1918/marx/

Karl Marx: An Essay (1921) Harold Laski
(Labour party)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-essay-1921-harold-laski
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.217939

The Life and Teaching of Karl Marx (1925) M. Beer
(Leninist - German Communist Party)
https://libcom.org/library/life-teaching-karl-marx-1925-m-beer
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.228158
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37290

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1927) David Riazanov
(Bolshevik)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-friedrich-engels-1927-david-riazanov
https://www.marxists.org/archive/riazanov/works/1927-ma/

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1928) Otto Rühle
(Council communist)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-his-life-work-1928-otto-r%C3%BChle
https://www.marxists.org/archive/ruhle/1928/marx/
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.58873
http://www.redtexts.org/html/ruhle_marx.html

Marx: Man and Fighter (1933) Boris Nicolaievsky and Otto Maenchen-Helfen
(Menshevik)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-man-fighter-1933-boris-nicolaievsky-otto-maenchen-helfen
https://www.scribd.com/document/122733163/Karl-Marx-Man-and-Fighter-pdf
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.238453
http://www.redtexts.org/html/man_and_fighter.html

Karl Marx (1938) C. J. S. Sprigge
(Guardian journalist)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-1938-c-j-s-sprigge
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.59084

Karl Marx (1939) Karl Korsch
("Western Marxist")
https://libcom.org/history/karl-marx-karl-korsch
https://www.marxists.org/archive/korsch/1938/karl-marx/

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment (1939) Isaiah Berlin
(Liberal)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-his-life-environment-1939-isaiah-berlin
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.226880

Reminiscences of Karl Marx (1944) Paul Lafargue and Wilhelm Liebknecht
(Marxist)
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.38818

Karl Marx: An Illustrated History (1960) Werner Blumenberg
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-illustrated-history-1960-werner-blumenberg
https://rosswolfe.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/werner-blumenberg-potrait-of-marx.pdf

Karl Marx (1960) Jean Bruhat
(Leninist - French Communist Party)

Marx (1963) Arnold Kettle
(Leninist - Communist Party of Great Britain)

Karl Marx: His Life and Thought (1973) David McLellan
https://libcom.org/history/karl-marx-biography-david-mclellan-3rd-edition

Marx Without Myth (1975) Maximilien Rubel
(Left communist)
https://libcom.org/library/marx-without-myth-1975-maximilien-rubel
https://archive.org/details/marx-without-myth

Karl Marx: An Intimate Biography (1976) Saul K. Padover
(Anti-communist)

Marx for Beginners (1976) Rius
https://archive.org/details/MarxForBeginners-English

Karl Marx: A Biography (1977) P. N. Fedoseyev
(the 'official' CPSU one)
(1977 edition)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-biography-1977-p-n-fedoseyev
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1ZP6ZurgOg-MGtJZ24xWExDUzQ/view
(1989 edition)
https://archive.org/details/KarlMarxABiography

Marx: Life and Works (1980) Maximilien Rubel
(Left communist)

Marx's Fate: The Shape of a Life (1993) Jerrold Seigel
(Academic)
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=PmLoKuAOu6wC&printsec=frontcover

The Incomplete Marx (1994) Felton Shortall
https://libcom.org/library/incomplete-marx

A Requiem for Karl Marx (1995, Harvard University Press) Frank E. Manuel
(Academic)
https://books.google.co.uk/books/p/harvard?id=ZdGy25z1sUAC&printsec=frontcover

Karl Marx (1998, Harvard) Professor Michael E. Rosen
(Academic)
http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/ecn265/rosen_on_marx.pdf

Karl Marx (1999) Francis Wheen
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=r_3c34tQm0cC&printsec=frontcover

Marx (2009) Vincent Barnett
(Academic)
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2oq4BAAACAAJ

Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography (2010) Rolf Hosfield
(Academic)
https://libcom.org/library/karl-marx-intellectual-biography-2010-rolf-hosfield
https://rosswolfe.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/rolf-hosfeld-karl-marx-an-intellectual-biography1.pdf

Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution (2011) Mary Gabriel
https://libcom.org/library/love-capital-mary-gabriel

The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx (2012) Alex Callinicos
(Trotskyist)
https://libcom.org/library/revolutionary-ideas-karl-marx-2012-alex-callinicos
http://mexicosolidarity.org/sites/default/files/Callinicos%20-%20Revotionary%20idea%20of%20Marx.pdf

Karl Marx (Critical Lives) (2012) Paul Thomas
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=fPRBe5OZ8mUC&printsec=frontcover
http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781861899064

Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life (2013) Jonathan Sperber
(Academic)
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hBpSh9JYAKcC&printsec=frontcover

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016) Gareth Stedman-Jones
(Academic)
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mu2pCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover

Comments

Michael Rosen
Feb 13 2017 12:00

Arnold Kettle: 'Marx' (1963)

jondwhite
Feb 13 2017 22:21

Cheers, added various biographies.