The first volume of Marx's Capital was published 150 years ago. It continues to entice readers eager to grapple with the author's account of the 'laws of motion' of capitalism. Yet for many, Capital can seem a forbidding work. This book, by Joseph Choonara, author of Unravelling Capitalism, is aimed at both individual readers and Capital reading groups. It takes each chapter of the first volume of Capital in turn, leading the reader through Marx's key arguments and offering insights and contemporary examples that can provide further illumination.