Year: 1998 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.9, (1998), p.57-63 SIEC No: 19990197

This article documents the life of Eleanor Marx, daughter of the famous socialist Karl Marx, who died of chloroform and prussic acid poisoning in 1898. Eleanor was well known for her continuation of her father’s work and became a leader in the union movement and women’s working rights movement. This article discusses her professional accomplishments and her long standing relationship with playwright Edward Aveling, who many suspect became a primary figure in Eleanor’s decision to commit suicide.