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Wheen, Francis

Overview
Works: 86 works in 315 publications in 19 languages and 6,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Utopian fiction  Sources  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: HX39.5, 335.4092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francis Wheen
Karl Marx : a life by Francis Wheen( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of the father of Communism, focusing primarily on the human side of the man rather than his works
Strange days indeed : the 1970s : the golden age of paranoia by Francis Wheen( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look back at the 1970s describes the paranoia of the era, examining the anxieties and odd behavior of world leaders and the spread of urban guerrillas and terrorist groups. The 1970s is the most deranged of decades in this rollicking, lurid retrospective. Taking Richard Nixons paranoid persecution complex as the periods zeitgeist, Wheen finds it everywhere. Along with an amusing rehash of Watergate, his panorama of 70s nuttiness encompasses conspiracy theories, Hollywood thrillers, the Baader-Meinhof gang, sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dicks letters to the FBI denouncing his literary agent as a Communist, and tawdry political intrigues in a Britain beset by strikes, power outages, IRA bombings, Trotskyist dramaturgy, and coup whisperings
Marx's Das Kapital : a biography by Francis Wheen( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this brilliant book, Karl Marx biographer Francis Wheen tells the story of Das Kapital and Marxa (TM)s twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Wheen shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, Das Kapital is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism
How mumbo-jumbo conquered the world : a short history of modern delusions by Francis Wheen( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis Wheen presents a polemical demonstration of the rise of irrationalism. From Middle Eastern fundamentalism to the rise of lotteries, astrology to mysticism, poststructuralism to the Third Way, Wheen shows that there has been a pervasive erosion of Enlightenment values, which have been displaced by nonsense. And no country has a more vivid parade of the bogus and bizarre than the one founded to embody enlightenment values: the USA."--Jacket
Idiot proof : deluded celebrities, irrational power brokers, media morons, and the erosion of common sense by Francis Wheen( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that there has been an erosion of Enlightenment values in favor of irrationalism and nonsense, most notably in the United States and Great Britain since the year 1979
Television : a history by Francis Wheen( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern utopia by H. G Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dispatches for the New York Tribune : selected journalism of Karl Marx by Karl Marx( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karl Marx (1818-1883) is arguably the most famous political philosopher of all time, but he was also one of the great foreign correspondents of the nineteenth century. During his eleven years writing for the New York Tribune (their collaboration began in 1852), Marx tackled an abundance of topics, from issues of class and the state to world affairs. Particularly moving pieces highlight social inequality and starvation in Britain, while others explore his groundbreaking views on the slave and opium trades - Marx believed Western powers relied on these and would stop at nothing to protect their interests. Above all, Marx's fresh perspective on nineteenth-century events encouraged his readers to think, and his writing is surprisingly relevant today."--Book cover
Tom Driberg : his life and indiscretions by Francis Wheen( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx's Das Kapital : [a biography] by Francis Wheen( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis Wheen, the author of the most successful biography of Karl Marx, tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx?s twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece. Born in a two-room flat in London?s Soho amid political squabbles and personal tragedy, the first volume of Das Kapital was published in 1867 to muted praise. But after Marx?s death, the book went on to influence thinkers, writers, and revolutionaries, from George Bernard Shaw to V.I. Lenin, changing the direction of twentieth-century history. Wheen shows that, far from being a dry economic treatise, Das Kapital is like a vast Gothic novel whose heroes are enslaved by the monster they created: capitalism. Furthermore, Wheen argues, as long as capitalism endures, Das Kapital demands to be read and understood"--Publisher website (April 2008)
Lord Gnome's literary companion( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixties : a fresh look at the decade of change by Francis Wheen( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irresistible con : the bizarre life of a fraudulent genius by Francis Wheen( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Publishers Weekly. A widowed female academic whose outré theories on such topics as mathematical logic and shamanistic ecstasies earned her comparisons to Hegel and even Einstein, Charlotte M. Bach was revealed upon her death in 1981 to be, not only a man, but also the last in a series of gleefully eccentric personae created by one Karoly Hajdu. Born in Hungary in 1920, Hajdu survived both the Nazi and Soviet occupations before escaping to England, where he reinvented himself as a smooth-talking aristocrat and began fleecing Londoners with a series of outrageous scams. This sublimely funny biography of the con man goes beyond sensation to provide a thoughtful account of the struggle of a displaced person to construct an identity. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
The battle for London by Francis Wheen( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoo-hahs and passing frenzies : collected journalism, 1991-2001 by Francis Wheen( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Dr Charlotte Bach? by Francis Wheen( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chatto book of cats( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul of indiscretion : Tom Driberg : poet, philanderer, legislator and outlaw by Francis Wheen( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de "El capital" de Karl Marx by Francis Wheen( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Karl Marx : a life
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Strange days indeed : the 1970s : the golden age of paranoiaMarx's Das Kapital : a biographyHow mumbo-jumbo conquered the world : a short history of modern delusionsIdiot proof : deluded celebrities, irrational power brokers, media morons, and the erosion of common senseA modern utopiaDispatches for the New York Tribune : selected journalism of Karl MarxMarx's Das Kapital : [a biography]Lord Gnome's literary companion
Alternative Names
Francis Wheen Britischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Francis Wheen Brits journalist (1957-)

Uin, Frensis

Uin, Frensis 1957-

Wheen, Frances

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Wheen, Francis James Baird 1957-

Уин, Фрэнсис

וויין, פרנסיס

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ווין, פרנסיס 1957-

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ウィーン, フランシス

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