The Condition of the Working Class in England is the best known work of Engels, and still in many ways the best study of the working class in Victorian England. What Cobbett had done for agricultural poverty in his Rural Rides, Engels did - and more - in this work on the plight of industrial workers in England in the 1840s.
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David McLellan is a leading scholar of Marx and Marxism, and the editor of Marxism: Essential Writings (#10.95) and Selected Writings (#14.95).
Introduction; Note on the text; Select bibliography; A chronology of Friedrich Engels; Map of Manchester c.1845; The Condition of the Working Class in England; Appendix; The Labour movement in America; Preface to the American edition; Preface to the English edition; Explanatory notes; Index.