Princeton University Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 432 pages. Isaiah Berlins intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlins words, a more direct, deliberate, and powerful influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marxs ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marxs dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marxs years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlins account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlins quotations and allusions, Terrell Carvers assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlins book, and a revised guide to further reading. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.