Socialism: Utopian and Scientific


Part I

Part II

Part III

"At the request of my friend, Paul Lafargue, now representative of Lille in the French Chamber of Deputies, I arranged three chapters of this book as a pamphlet, which he translated and published in 1880, under the title: "Socialisme utopique et Socialisme scientifique". From this French text, a Polish and a Spanish edition were prepared. In 1883, out German friends brought out the pamphlet in the original language. Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, and Roumanian translations, based upon the German text, have since been published. Thus, the present English edition, this little book circulates in 10 languages. I am not aware that any other Socialist work, not even our Communist Manifesto of 1848, or Marx's Capital, has been so often translated. In Germany, it has had four editions of about 20,000 copies in all.

Introductions to the English edition of 1892:

[General Introduction and the History of Materialism]

[History of the English middle-class]

Written: Between January and March of 1880
Source: Marx/Engels Selected Works, Volume 3, p. 95 -151
Publisher: Progress Publishers, 1970
First Published: March, April, and May issues of Revue Socialiste in 1880
Translated: from the French by Paul Lafargue in 1892 (authorised by Engels)
Transcribed: Zodiac

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