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The ragged trousered philanthropists / Robert Tressell.

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  • ISBN: 9781843793977 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1843793970 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (23hr., 31 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : 2010.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David Timson.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Socialists > Fiction.
Capitalism > Fiction.
Working class > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Labor movement > Fiction.
Social conflict > Fiction.
Working class families > Fiction.
England > Fiction.

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