The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is the classic working-class novel. It was written in 1906 by an impoverished house painter, Robert Tressell, and within its framework contains a manifesto for socialism. It tells of the appalling working conditions of a group of painters and decorators and their struggle to survive at the most basic level. It is moving, grimly humorous, and tragic. It has sold over six million copies worldwide since it was published, and it has the power to change lives.
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This book brings to life a glimpse of the struggles of a working family in Edwardian England. It is written with grit and tenderness in equal measure!
This book is as applicable today as it was when it was written. A fabulous book but very frustrating, I never tire of it. The audible book is excellent I picked up on bits which I had missed when reading it.
Les the chick
Near the top
Enlightening - enabling us to see how things never really change
The children were well performed.
Absolutely not - very long and somewhat over-written
An interesting read, as long as you accept that it is a political manifesto
Coming to this again inaudible format was a fantastic find. It is excellently narrated and can be both consumed in bite sized chunks or at one sitting. If you want a clear, humorous and fascinating insight into the real causes of inequality and the sadness of people's wish to remain duped, get listening today you wont regret it.
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