Further reading

There is a vast amount written on Engels, and the best place to start for those new to his work is probably with some of his own writings, particularly classic texts such as The Communist Manifesto (co-written with Marx) and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific – many of Engels’s writings are available online at the Marx-Engels Archive

Key works by Engels include:

The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)

‘The German Ideology’ (with Karl Marx)

The Communist Manifesto (1848) (with Karl Marx)

The Peasant War in Germany (1850)

The Housing Question (1872)

‘The Part Played by Labour in the Transition from Ape to Man’ (1876)

Anti-Dühring (1877)

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (1880)

Dialectics of Nature (1883)

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884)

Other articles and books on Engels that may be of interest include

Achcar, Gilbert, 2002, Engels, Theorist of War, Theorist of Revolution, International Socialism, 97

Arthur, Chris ed. 1996 Engels Today. Macmillan

Aveling, Edward, 1895, Engels at Home, The Labour Prophet, Vol. IV, No. 45

Bellamy Foster, John, 2020, Engels’s Dialectics of Nature in the Anthropocene, Monthly Review.

Bellamy Foster, John, 2017, The Return of Engels, Monthly Review

Berger, Martin 1977, Engels, Armies and Revolution, Archon Books

Blackledge, Paul, 2019, Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory, State University of New York Press

Carver, Terrell, 2003, Engels: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press.

Carver, Terrell 1989, Friedrich Engels: His Life and Thought, MacMillan

Carver, Terrell and Smail Rapic (eds.), 2022, Friedrich Engels for the 21st Century: Reflections and Revaluations (Palgrave Macmillan)

Cliff, Tony, 1996, Engels

Duncker, Hermann,  1925, The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Death of Frederick Engels, Workers Monthly, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 560-561.

Fagan, Hymie, 1975, Engels in Eastbourne, Visual History, 1

Flett, Keith, 2019, Marx and Engels at the Victorian seaside

Fuchs, Christian (ed), 2021, Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism, triple C, 19:1

German, Lindsey, 1994, Frederick Engels: Life of a Revolutionary, International Socialism, 65

Green, John, 2008, Engels: A Revolutionary Life, Artery Publications

Harman, Chris, 1994, Engels and the Origins of Human Society, International Socialism, 65

Harney, George Julian, 1895, ‘Frederick Engels’, Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 17 August 1895.  Reprinted in David Goodway (ed.), George Julian Harney: The Chartists Were Right: Selections from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1890-97, Merlin Press.  

Henderson, W.O., ed., 1967, Engels: Selected Writings, Pelican

Henderson, W.O, 1976, The Life of Friedrich Engels, Frank Cass

Hodges, Donald 1965, ‘Engels’s Contribution to Marxism’, Socialist Register

Høgsbjerg, Christian, 2020 Friedrich Engels – a revolutionary historian, History Workshop Online

Hollander, Samuel, 2011, Friedrich Engels and Marxian Political Economy, Cambridge University Press

Hunt, Tristram, 2010, The Frock-Coated Communist, Penguin

Kangal, Kaan, 2020, Engels’s Emergent Dialectics, Monthly Review

Kellogg, Paul, 1991, ‘Engels and the Roots of Revisionism’, Science and Society 55

Lafargue, Paul, 1905, Frederick Engels, Social Democrat

Lenin, Vladimir, 1896, Frederick Engels, Rabotnik

Lessner, Frederick, 1907, In remembrance of Frederick Engels

Liebknecht, Wilhelm, 1895, On the Death of Friedrich Engels Vorwärts.

Marcus, Steven 1974, Engels, Manchester and the Working Class, Weidenfeld and Nicolson

Mayer, Gustav 1936, Friedrich Engels, Chapman & Hall

McClellan, David 1977, Engels, Fontana

McGarr, Paul, Engels and Natural Science, International Socialism, 65

Metcalf, Mark, 2018, Eleanor Marx in Brighton 

Rees, John, 1994, Engels’s Marxism, International Socialism 65

Rigby, Steve 1992, Engels and the Formation of Marxism. Manchester University Press

Roberts, Michael, 2020, Engels 200: his contribution to political economy

Rosdolsky, Roman. 1987, Engels and the “Nonhistoric” People: The National Question in the Revolution of 1848, Critique Books

Royle, Camilla, 2020, A Rebel’s Guide to Engels, Bookmarks

Sayers, Janet et al eds. 1987, Engels Revisited, Tavistock Publications

Stedman Jones, Gareth 1973, “Engels and the End of Classical German Philosophy”, New Left Review 79

Stedman Jones, Gareth 1977, “Engels and the Genesis of Marxism”, New Left Review 106

Stedman Jones, Gareth 1981, “Engels and the History of Marxism”, in Eric Hobsbawm (ed) The History of Marxism,  Harvester

Whitfield, Roy, 1988, Engels in Manchester, Working Class Movement Library

Williams, Stephen and Chandler, Tony, eds. 2020, Letters from England, 1895: Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling, Lawrence and Wishart. 

Wolf, Eric 1987, ‘The Peasant War in Germany: Friedrich Engels as Social Historian’, Science and Society  51: 1

Other commemorative local history projects relating to Engels / Eastbourne

Engels 200 in Wuppertal [Engels’s birth place in Germany]

The People’s River, Manchester

Remembering the Sussex Brigaders

Please feel free to suggest other items on Engels / Eastbourne relevant to this list to c.hogsbjerg@brighton.ac.uk thanks