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Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

by Robert Tressell

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
23 Hrs. 36 Min.


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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