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The Young Marx
Born in Trier May 5, 1818

1835: Reflections of a young man on the choice of a profession
1836My world
1837Wild Songs
1837Letter to his Father in Trier

Book of Verse

“If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but perpetually at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people.”
[Marx, On the Choice of a Profession]

Preface to Volume 1 of MECW: Works of Karl Marx, 1835-1843



The Young Engels
Born in Barmen, November 28, 1820

1833: To My Grandfather
1836: Poem
1837: The Single Combat of Eteocles and Polynices
1837: Poem
1837: A Pirate Tale

Preface to Vol. 2 of MECW: Works of Frederick Engels, 1838-1842