The Marx/Engels Collected Works is the largest collection of translations of the complete works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels covering the period 1835-1895. The 50 volumes contain all the written works of Marx and Engels including formerly unpublished manuscripts and letters. This digital collection gives scholars access to the complete oeuvre in a fully searchable format. The volumes are organised into three groups: (1) philosophical, historical, political, economic and other works, in chronological order; (2) Marx’s Capital with his preliminary versions and works directly connected with it, particularly the Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58, better known under the editorial heading Grundisse der Kritik der Politischen Okonomie ; (3) the letters of Marx and Engels which are extremely rich in theoretical content and provide an indispensable source for the study of the biographies of Marx and Engels.
Volume 6 includes works written on the eve of the bourgeois-democratic revolutions of 1848-49 in Europe. They reflect on the concluding stage of Marx and Engels working out of the general theoretical foundations of Marxism, their first steps towards the creation of a proletarian party and their drawing up of the programme and tactical platform of the international working class movement. The volume contains Marx’s Poverty of Philosophy. The central work in this volume is the Manifesto of the Communist Partypublished with its preliminary versions (“Draft of a Communism Confession of Faith”,Principles of Communism). This is the first programmatic document of scientific communism expounding the fundamentals of Marxism in a comprehensive and systematic form. Also included in this volume are numerous articles and reports by Marx and Engels published in The Northern Star, Deutsche-Brusseler-Zeitung, La Reforme plus documents of the Communist League.