The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373263602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 564

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Reproduction of the original: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell


The Real Story of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Author: David Harker

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842773857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 3402

"Tressell: The Real Story of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' describes the author's life, puts the book in its historical context and traces its success over the past ninety-odd years. It shows that The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is about socialist values and their continued relevance at a time when we are being told that capitalism is here for ever; that greed is good; that war, famine, poverty, racism and oppression are natural, normal and permanent features of life on Planet Earth. Crucially, Tressell's passionate, compassionate denunciation of the capitalist 'system' is about hope, so little wonder The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is selling very well indeed in these anti-capitalist days."--BOOK JACKET.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Volume II [Easyread Large Edition]


Author: Robert Tressell


ISBN: 1425051936

Category: Fiction

Page: 776

View: 7388

A novel that touches the deep emotional chords within the reader. The narrative denunciates capitalism and relates the struggle of two workers who have set out to defeat their poverty. It is an indictment on religious authority and the elite that enslaves the majority. An engrossing and thought-provoking book that highlights the bright-side of Socialism.

Robert Tressell - A Life in Hell

The Biography of the Author and His Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Author: Ian Hernon

Publisher: Red Axe Books

ISBN: 9780993218323


Page: 304

View: 9059

Over the last century the novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' has been credited with having more influence on the growth of the labour and trade union movement than Marx and Engels. Yet for a long time little was known about the author, a house-painter called 'Robert Tressell.' Ian Hernon has traced his life from Victorian Ireland and South Africa to Edwardian Hastings and, ultimately, Liverpool. It is the story of how arguably the greatest novel about the English working class sprang to life from Tressell's bitter experience and first-hand observations. It is also the personal story of a workmate and single parent who was much-loved in life and venerated after his premature death before his masterpiece was published. That masterpiece has particular resonance in today's political climate of austerity and division. With a preface by Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union. Ian Hernon has been a journalist since 1969 and a lobby correspondent in the House of Commons since 1978. He is deputy editor of Tribune. His nine previously-published history books include 'Riot! - Civil Insurrection from Peterloo to the Present Day', 'The Blair Decade', and 'Fortress Britain - All the Invasions and Incursions Since 1066'. "Hernon is an admirable narrative historian." - Mail on Sunday "Hernon writes sparingly and well. He is a political journalist of distinction." - Daily Express "One of the great qualities of Hernon's accounts is the pervasive humanity with which he describes the sufferings of those involved." - The late Robert Rhodes James ..".intelligence and clarity." - Times Literary Supplement.