Prof. Rick Kuhn (here and here) has compiled a list of online introductions to the classical Marxist tradition (here).
These are his recommendations and his comments:
- Hal Draper The Two Souls of Socialism, 1960/1992, also in German. Brilliant outline of what distinguishes Marxism from other approaches to socialism
- Chris Harman How Marxism Works 1997. A brief and straightforward introduction to Marxist theory that also takes account of the contributions of later Marxists
- Rick Kuhn et al. Class and struggle in Australia seminar papers 2004. Introductions to class, oppression and struggle in Australia
- Chris Harman The Economics of the Madhouse Bookmarks, London 1995 provides a clear introduction to Marxist economics
- Karl Marx Value, Price and Profit. An abridgement by Paul Zarembka of Marx's own introduction to the labour theory of value, which underpins Marxist economics
- John Molyneux What is the Real Marxist Tradition 1983. A useful guide through the maze of self-proclaimed 'Marxisms'
- David McNally Socialism from Below, 1984. An overview of Marxist politics
- Tom O'Lincoln Trade Unions and Revolutionary Oppositions: a Survey of Classic Marxist Writings
- Bertell Ollman Market Mystification in Capitalist and Market Socialist Societies 1998
- David Riazanov Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: An Introduction to Their Lives and Work 1927
My thanks to the authors and to Prof. Kuhn for compiling that list.
I am proud to contribute, in whatever measure, to the diffusion of this literature.
04-10-2015. Andy Blunden's Study Guide is a useful complement to Marx's "Value, Price and Profit". Hosted by the MIA, the contains 14 questions which one should keep in mind while reading "Value, Price and Profit".