Book :: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
By: Robert Tressell
Pages: 608
Published: 1914
Genre(s): Politics
Historical Fiction
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Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.

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I was a bit timid in taking this on--first, it's long, second it's not my favorite genre (economics/political....). I missed the "funny" part! This was indeed a rollicking good read!

Oct 1st, 2018

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