Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1914)
stories at work (1)
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.
No library descriptions found.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.