Marx-Engels Correspondence 1893

Engels to Franz Mehring


Source: Marx Engels On Art and Literature;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

April 11, 1893

I am glad that The Lessing Legend has appeared as a separate book; works of this kind suffer greatly from being broken up. It was highly creditable on your part to have worked through the chaos of Prussian history and indicated the correct interconnections; current realities in Prussia make this absolutely necessary, no matter how unpleasant the work is in itself. I am not in complete agreement with your opinion on certain points, particularly in places concerning the causal links with the preceding period, but this does not prevent your book from being by far the best there is on this period of German history.