The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell

Paperback - Very Good Condition


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a- classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalised corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities.

Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruinous effects of the laissez-faire mercantilist ethics on the men, women, and children of the working classes, and through its emblematic characters, argues for a socialist politics as the onlv hope for a civilized and humane life for all. It is a timeless work whose political message is as relevant today as it was in Tressell’s time. For this it has long been honoured by the Trade Union movement and thinkers across the political spectrum

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

In a very good condition, see photos for more details.

Additional information

Weight 393 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 3 cm




Robert Tressell