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Capital: a critical analysis of capitalist production, Vol 1

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Capital, Volume I is the first of three volumes in Karl Marx’s monumental work, Das Kapital, and the only volume to be published during his lifetime, in 1867.

Marx’s aim in Capital, Volume I is to uncover and explain the laws specific to the capitalist mode of production and of the class struggles rooted in these capitalist social relations of production. Marx said himself that his aim was “to bring a science [i.e. political economy] by criticism to the point where it can be dialectically represented”, and in this way to “reveal the law of motion of modern society”. By showing how capitalist development was the precursor of a new, socialist mode of production, he aimed to provide a scientific foundation for the modern labour movement. In preparation for his book, he studied the economic literature available in his time for a period of twelve years, mainly in the British Museum in London.(Summary by Wikipedia) (39 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Editor's Preface -- To the First English Translation

11:14

Read by Carl Manchester

Author's Preface -- I. To the First Edition

11:51

Read by Carl Manchester

Author's Preface -- II. To the Second Edition

22:34

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter I: Commodities. --Section 1: The two Fa…

19:52

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter I: Commodities. --Section 2: The Twofol…

19:06

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter I: Commodities. --Section 3: The Form o…

45:14

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter I: Commodities. --Section 3: The Form o…

7:57

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter I: Commodities. --Section 3: The Form o…

17:08

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter I: Commodities. --Section 4: The Fetish…

43:04

Read by Carl Manchester

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter II: Exchange

38:45

Read by Alan Clare

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

30:09

Read by Jake Baker

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

33:35

Read by Jake Baker

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

36:55

Read by Jake Baker

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

20:28

Read by Alan Clare

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

15:15

Read by Sibella Denton

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

22:55

Read by Sibella Denton

Part I: Commodities and Money--Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commo…

8:08

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital--Chapter IV: The General For…

37:15

Read by Maire Rhode

Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital--Chapter V: Contradictions …

33:16

Read by Anna Simon

Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital--Chapter VI: The Buying and…

30:36

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter VII: The Labour…

33:19

Read by Chris Masterson

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter VII: The Labour…

46:30

Read by Chris Masterson

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter VIII: Constant …

35:48

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter IX: The Rate of…

26:08

Read by Sibella Denton

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter IX: The Rate of…

9:35

Read by Sibella Denton

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter IX: The Rate of…

18:25

Read by Sibella Denton

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter IX: The Rate of…

2:56

Read by Sibella Denton

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

13:50

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

26:56

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

41:19

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

26:36

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

44:49

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

1:01:35

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter X: The Working-…

17:37

Read by Anna Simon

Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value--Chapter XI: Rate and M…

31:00

Read by Jake Baker

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XII: The Concept of Rela…

33:43

Read by Jake Baker

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XIII: Co-Operation

41:08

Read by Anna Simon

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XIV: Division of Labour …

12:44

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XIV: Division of Labour …

12:51

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XIV: Division of Labour …

34:33

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XIV: Division of Labour …

33:10

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XIV: Division of Labour …

33:03

Read by manicolaus

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

47:39

Read by manicolaus

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

27:03

Read by Anna Simon

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

48:52

Read by manicolaus

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

42:33

Read by manicolaus

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

30:34

Read by Sibella Denton

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

31:34

Read by Sibella Denton

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

29:29

Read by Sibella Denton

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

36:29

Read by Sibella Denton

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

1:03:32

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Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

1:00:46

Read by Sibella Denton

Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern…

10:36

Read by Gesine

Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XVI: Abs…

29:00

Read by Sibella Denton

Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XVII: Ch…

31:02

Read by Sibella Denton

Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus Value--Chapter XVIII: V…

11:47

Read by Anna Simon

Part VI: Wages--Chapter XIX: The Transformation of the Value (and Respectively …

21:28

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VI: Wages--Chapter XX: Time Wages

22:23

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VI: Wages--Chapter XXI: Piece Wages

26:23

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VI: Wages--Chapter XXII: National Differences of Wages

14:00

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXIII: Simple Reproduction

41:51

Read by Anna Simon

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Valu…

26:04

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Valu…

10:07

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Valu…

23:26

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Valu…

31:49

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Valu…

13:01

Read by Gesine

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

29:50

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

20:35

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

34:23

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

23:44

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

1:05:33

Read by manicolaus

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

16:27

Read by Anna Simon

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

1:12:04

Read by Anna Simon

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital--Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitali…

36:14

Read by Anna Simon

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXVI: The Secret of Pr…

9:42

Read by Anna Simon

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXVII: Expropriation o…

52:53

Read by Anna Simon

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXVIII: Bloody Legisla…

25:47

Read by Anna Simon

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXIX: Genesis of the C…

10:59

Read by Gesine

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXX: Reaction of the A…

12:59

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXXI: Genesis of the I…

30:49

Read by Sibella Denton

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXXII: Historical Tend…

10:46

Read by manicolaus

Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation--Chapter XXXIII: The Modern The…

31:43

Read by manicolaus

Bewertungen

great book, great reading but footnotes!

(2 Sterne)

The reader has an excellent voice and pace, but keeps reading the damn footnotes! Every quarter page the thoughts of marx are interrupted with a tangent point or citation. I couldnt listen to more than a couple chapters. I understand the footnotes are important but it’d be much better if the reader simply said “footnote 1” when it appeared and have separate chapters for all of the footnotes. That way a reader could look up whatever footnote they’re interested in and skip the footnotes they dont care about! I’m going to have to find marx’s text elsewhere due to this terrible annoyance!

Good

(5 Sterne)

Good read of a classic!

A must

(5 Sterne)

A legendary book that you must read/listen to

A great reading of a great work

(5 Sterne)

Marx's "Capital" stands as one of the greatest investigations of the capitalist system ever put to paper. Even as it approaches its 150th anniversary, it remains relevant and powerful. LibriVox's talented volunteers have produced a great audio edition of Capital's first volume. Especially appreciated are the inclusion and clear indication of Marx's footnotes and Engels's editorial notes. However, due to the complicated nature of the text, listeners will likely find themselves making frequent use of the rewind button to listen to sections over again.

Recording is invaluable for study

(5 Sterne)

The readings for Capital are among the best I have heard from Librivox. The subject matter is difficult, the arguments are often convoluted, and the book is a beast. Nevertheless, the readers keep a steady pace that is easy to keep up with. The recordings are an invaluable addition to studying the text.

Footnotes make it unbearable

(1 Sterne)

As someone else mentioned, the footnotes are read as they appear in the text, completely breaking you out of the line of thought of the subject matter. It's hard enough to understand without this distraction.

(4 Sterne)

I really wish there was a way to pass over the tables of data. Other than that, the readings were great. It’s too bad the really interesting material on political economy only appears towards the end.

Beautifully read

(5 Sterne)

I gradually came to appreciate the footnotes, but immediately appreciated Manchester's clear, sometimes teacherly reading style. His emphases and pauses are well judged.