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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

by Robert Tressell - £16.99  HarperCollins Publishers (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780007204502 | ISBN 10: 0007204507

Originally published in 1914, is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.
 
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of working men who are joined one day by Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system rouse his fellow men from their political quietism. A masterpiece of wit and political passion, this is one of the most authentic novels of English working class life ever written.
 
This enduring favourite is now reinvigorated by a smart new jacket and exclusive extra material as part of Harper Perennial's Modern Classics line of reissues. Now its timeless message of justice, equality and reason will be introduced to a whole new generation of discerning readers.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2018)

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