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Book launch: Letters from England, 1895: Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling
These never-before translated dispatches from London to a Russian journal by Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling offer a unique insight into their lives and radical politics, and the Victorian England in which they wrote. Join us to celebrate and discuss this new contribution to socialist and feminist history, published by Lawrence Wishart.
In 1895, Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling were two of the best-known socialists in Britain, mixing with the most influential figures of their time, from Keir Hardie to William Morris. The couple were committed to building a socialist political force based on the ‘scientific’ theories of Eleanor’s father Karl and his collaborator, Friedrich Engels.
Join editors Stephen Williams and Tony Chandler, translator Francis King, and Professor Mary Davis as they discuss the making of the book and its contribution to new understandings of the intellectual and personal relationships within the Marx-Engels circle.
The panel conversation will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience. Audience members will be able to buy discounted copies of the book via the Lawrence Wishart website.