• The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • By: Robert Tressell
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Peter
  • 07-13-17

Still relevant today

Classic and still so relevant. enjoyable from start to finish. Will reread time after time.

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  • Ged H.
  • 08-04-22

1908 or 2022?

An insight into modern Britain, written over 100 years ago. Terrifyingly reflective of the world we live in

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  • TheFantastic
  • 11-14-17

I was recommended this...

This allegory is amazingly flawed. I was hoping for something to give me a socialist perspective. I was very disappointed.

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