By Gavin McCrea
one among Amazon's best Twenty Books of 2015 • chosen as either a Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews most sensible Fiction of 2015 • Longlisted for The Guardian 2015 First Novel Award
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Very little is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Lizzie is eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.
Lizzie is a bad employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. after they stream to London to be towards Karl Marx and family members, she needs to learn how to navigate the advanced landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware of Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s venture to spur revolution one of the operating periods, and to her ambivalence towards her newly circumstances.
Yet regardless of their profound ameliorations, Lizzie and Frederick are drawn jointly during this high-spirited love story.
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