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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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