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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Tressell Narrator: David Timson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grinder | 3/21/2011

    " Best book i have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 12/24/2010

    " This book seems to be a conscious or unconscious inspiration for Tracy Kidder's House. It is almost the same book, except written at the turn of the 20th century as a fictionalized socialist manifesto by a consumptive sign-painter. I strongly suggest reading both! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 8/13/2010

    " Heavy going. I think you need to be in the right mindset, but still an absolute classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nisha | 7/11/2010

    " i couldn't even think about finishing this one because it was SO LONG and all of my uni reading makes it impossible to read anything else, but i loved what i read of this SO MUCH. this is one i'll have to get from the library again when i have my life back next summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 5/19/2010

    " The best argument ever written for socialism "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melitta | 1/30/2010

    " Desperate plight of the working poor in England in the early 20th century. Written in 1914. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/20/2009

    " A deeply important book of a time gone by that highlights the massive class divides in England that are still rife, even if the tradesmen are all polish now a new type of system has only deveoped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 10/16/2009

    " Great book. I heard it was a favorite of George Orwells. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/11/2009

    " An interesting book - the conditions the labourers worked in were vividly and disturbingly described with the enormous bridge between rich and poor shocking.
    At some points the book did get a bit lecture like but overall it was an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 3/16/2009

    " this is a book that must be read by everyone.......... it is appropriate noew as when it was written and the period it is set in. "

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