The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
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Narrated By: , ,
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Date: September 2010
Duration: 9 hours 21 minutes
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 6 million copies worldwide since it was published, and has the power to change lives.