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Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

ISBN: 9781848421073

Robert Tressell's pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators has become a classic of working-class literature. Howard Brenton's vivid stage adaptation lays bare the many social injustices perpetrated on the

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Colourful, funny and thought-provoking. This exploration of the harsh realities of economic survival for the working-classes remains as relevant today as when the novel was first written. Frank Owen, is a socialist who believes that the capitalist system is the real source of the poverty he sees all around him. In vain he tries to convince his fellow workers of his world view, but finds that their education has trained them to distrust their own thoughts and to rely on those of their 'betters'.
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