Read Francis's article in the Evening Standard 30.3.2009 

Some comments about Francis Wheen's biography of Karl Marx:

"A brilliant book, by a superb author, about a necessary man."—Christopher Hitchens

"Wheen's portrait of Marx's life is artfully shaped and makes delectable reading."—New York Times

 "A magnificent portrait of Marx.... Bravo!"—A. N. Wilson

"[E]xpertly researched, admirably objective, eminently humane, and plenty entertaining."—Boston Book Review

"A highly readable and informative biography"—National Observer