The Right To Be Lazy And Other Studies.
Charles H. Kerr and Company Co-operative.
Translated by charles h. kerr.
FIRST EDITION THUS. Small 8vo. 6.75 x 4.25 inches. 164 pp. Bound in original brown cloth with blind stamped roundel on front board and black titles. A little wear and spotting of extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. A refutation of the 'Right to Work,' this title is a famous work of socialism first published in French in 1883, by Paul Lafargue (1842-1911), the son in law of Karl Marx. He denounces the love of work as a bourgeois acceptance of the servility and exploitation of wage labour. Instead workers should free up more time for leisure with the help of automation. This collection also includes five other studies on Socialism and the Intellectuals, The Bankruptcy of Capitalism, The Woman Question, The Socialist Ideal and the Rights of Horses and the Rights of Man. The translator, Charles Hope Kerr (1860-1944), founded the famous socialist publishing company named after him in 1886 in Chicago. Scarce in this edition.
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