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    • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

    • By: Robert Tressell
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tressell's novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the audiobook is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • revolutionary

    • By brent on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Ragged Trousered Philanthropists  

    • By: Robert Tressell
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By meikota rigge on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

    • By: Robert Tressell
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 has the power to change lives.

    Regular price: $24.49