A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has proved to be the most influential work in twentieth-century social science; Marx did for social science what Darwin had done for biology. This is the only abridged edition to take into account the whole of Capital. It offers virtually all of Volume 1, which Marx himself published in 1867; excerpts from a new translation of ´´The Result of the Immediate Process Production´´; and a selection of key chapters from Volume 3, which Engels published in 1895.
Paperback edition of Lanchester´s epic novel set in London, following a range of different characters who live on or are connected to one street. The hardback reached number 2 in the chart, and there will be a huge marketing and PR campaign to support this paperback. There will also be an extensive author tour including headline events at all the major literary festivals. ´Brimming with perception, humane empathy and relish... a capital achievement.´ ´´Sunday Times´´
THE PRIZE-WINNING SATIRICAL BESTSELLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED ROBERT MENASSE MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE A ´´HOUSE OF CARDS´´ FOR THE EU This is the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life. The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase. ´´First-class satire´´ Guardian´´ ´´A deliciously vicious and timely satire´´ Financial Times ´´Mischievous yet profound´´ Economist ´´Thoroughly entertaining´´ Spectator ´´A romp´´ Politico Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image. The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou´s assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account. Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China? See what the critics are saying about The Capital: ´´Omniscient´´ New York Times ´´An exceptional work´´ Kirkus Reviews ´´Deliciously witty´´ Metro ´´Elegant... brilliantly constructed´´ Die Zeit ´´Robert Menasse is pioneering the genre of Eurolit´´ Financial Times WINNER OF THE GERMAN BOOK PRIZE 2017
Set on capturing the elusive inner workings of the European Union, Robert Menasse, one of Austria´s most creative thinkers, moved to the EU´s headquarters in Brussels for an enthralling, wine-soaked tour of supranational institutions. The resulting novel has become an international sensation, translated from German into more than twenty languages and deemed ´´the first great EU novel´´ (Politico). At the heart of a cast as diverse as the union itself is Fenia Xenapoulou, a Greek Cypriot recently ´´promoted´´ to the Department of Culture, who hopes to revamp the European Commission´s image by proclaiming Auschwitz as its birthplace with the ´´Big Jubilee Project.´´ Other tragic heroes, clever schemers, and involuntary accomplices are intricately woven, revealing the absurdities-and real dangers-of a fiercely nationalistic ´´union.´´ Mordantly funny and piercingly urgent, The Capital, the winner of Germany´s highest fiction prize, is an ´´elegantly written, beautifully constructed´´ (Die Zeit) feat of world literature.