The Condition of the Working Class in England

From Personal Observation and Authentic Sources

by Frederick Engels

Frederick Engels was the son of a textile manufacturer, and after managing a factory in Manchester, England, he wrote his first major work, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. This is his best known work and is one of the best studies of the working class in Victorian England. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire combine to make Engels's account of the lives of the victims of early industrial change a classic.


  • Electric Book Company; January 1998
  • ISBN: 9781598757071
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  • Title: The Condition of the Working Class in England
  • Author: Frederick Engels
  • Imprint: Electric Book Company