Friedrich Engels

Standard Name: Engels, Friedrich


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Margaret Harkness
Probably through sisters Kate Potter Courtney (whose house Harkness often stayed at) and Beatrice Potter (later Webb) , MH began to associate with the intellectuals who frequented the Reading Room of the British Museum ...
Literary responses Margaret Harkness
Friedrich Engels wrote to Margaret Harkness about her novelA City Girl, which she had submitted to him for commentary: despite some criticism, he called it a small work of art and emphasised his...
Literary responses Margaret Harkness
He criticised it for lacking realism in its presentation of the working class, complaining that she unfairly portrayed the proletariat as a passive mass, incapable to help itself,
Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels. Marx, Engels: On Literature and Art. Progress Publishers.
to whom any improvement must come...
Literary responses Margaret Harkness
John Goode calls Out of Worka sophisticated response to Engels 's critique [of A City Girl]. . . . Its protagonist becomes the register of vividly rendered experiences of the doss house, the...
Occupation Karl Marx
KM is known as the founder of modern socialist thought. In 1842 he became editor of Neue Rheinische Zeitung (published in Cologne), and expressed his radical political views in the paper until it was...
politics Amabel Williams-Ellis
AWE 's decision to join the party was brought about by her postwar disillusionment with both the Conservatives and Liberals, and her choice was later confirmed by her readings of Engels and R. H. Tawney
Author summary Margaret Harkness
MH wrote late Victorian novels, mostly set in the East End slums of London, that express her political ideas. She was an ardent socialist in the 1880s and 1890s and was also a journalist...
Publishing Margaret Harkness
Her publisher was the notorious firm of Henry Vizetelly , who was to be jailed the year after this for publishing English translations of Zola . Vizetelly arranged for MH 's novel to be translated...
Reception May Kendall
Rowntree's biographer Asa Briggs credits Kendall's affective writing with bringing Seebohm Rowntree 's The Human Needs of Labourto life; he describes her as someone who always gave loyal and devoted service.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research.
Briggs, Asa. Seebohm Rowntree. Longmans.
Textual Features Isabella Banks
IB describes the same industrial, working-class Manchester that novelists like Elizabeth Gaskell and social investigators like Friedrich Engels and Dr James P. Kay-Shuttleworth had already made famous in works such as Gaskell's Mary Barton...
Textual Features Mona Caird
The essays collected here focus on the author's desire for the end of the patriarchal system,
Caird, Mona. The Morality of Marriage. George Redway.
by which she means the interlinked structures of inadequate female education (woman without the tools for thought or...
Textual Production Ethel Lilian Voynich
Before publishing novels of her own, ELV started in the literary field as a translator, largely of texts by writers she was connected to through her revolutionary involvement.
Ethel L. Voynich papers, 1928-1948.
She learned Russian from her political mentor...


28 November 1820: Philosopher Friedrich Engels was born in...

Writing climate item

28 November 1820

Philosopher Friedrich Engels was born in Barmen, Germany.

Late November 1842: Friedrich Engels arrived in Manchester at...

Writing climate item

Late November 1842

Friedrich Engels arrived in Manchester at his father's behest to study English manufacturing and business practices.

15 March 1845: Friedrich Engels dated the preface of The...

Writing climate item

15 March 1845

Friedrich Engels dated the preface of The Condition of the Working Class in England.

21 February 1848: Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx published...

Writing climate item

21 February 1848

Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx published their Manifesto of the Communist Party, often known as the Communist Manifesto.

9 November 1850: Helen MacFarlane's first English translation...

National or international item

9 November 1850

Helen MacFarlane 's first English translation of the Communist Manifesto began serialization in Harney 's weekly The Red Republican; it ran until 30 November. It was said to be written by Citizens Charles Marx and Frederic Engels.

4 September 1867: The first volume of Karl Marx's analysis...

Writing climate item

4 September 1867

The first volume of Karl Marx 's analysis of social and economic history, Das Kapital, was published.

5 August 1895: Friedrich Engels, philosopher, died in L...

Writing climate item

5 August 1895

Friedrich Engels , philosopher, died in London.


Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels. Marx, Engels: On Literature and Art. Progress Publishers, 1976.
Engels, Friedrich, and Eric John Hobsbawm. The Condition of the Working Class in England. Granada, 1969.