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‘Humankind must be liberated from poverty and inequality. There is only one solution to this – a revolution! ‘ From discovering Hegel’s philosophy through the Spring of Nations to writing the Communist Manifesto, this unconventional biography introduces us to the father of communism. Guided by Marx himself, portrayed as a nice guy, if a little grumpy, the reader undertakes a journey into the heart of Marxist thought, right into the midst of nineteenth century intellectual turmoil. Accompanied by his friend Engels, Marx wants to establish a new economic model built on equality. The proletariat must free itself from oppression by its employers and lead its own rebellion towards freedom! Historically true yet mischievous, Corinne Maier’s writing explores Marx’s ideas as well as his explorations, his victories and his failures. The dazzling and almost surreal drawings by Anne Simon accompany the main character’s tribulations all across Europe.