Karl Marx's youngest daughter Eleanor (1855-98) is one of the most significant figures in the cultural politics of the late nineteenth century. As a feminist and radical socialist she never flinched from confrontation; as an aspiring actress, working journalist and literary translator she advanced contemporary understanding of Flaubert, Ibsen and Shakespeare. This collection of newly commissioned essays helps to establish the full extent of her outstanding achievements.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 3|11 pages

Revisiting Edward Aveling

chapter 4|15 pages

Eleanor Marx and Henrik Ibsen

chapter 5|13 pages

Eleanor Marx and Shakespeare

chapter 6|15 pages

Eleanor Marx and Gustave Flaubert