Ragged Trousered Philanthropists  

  • by Robert Tressell
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 23 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Amazing performance of a classic

A great book beautifully illuminated by the narrator. He breathes life into every sentence with an array of voices, humour, pathos, gravitas and even song.
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- The chillout consultant

things don't change

This book is as applicable today as it was when it was written. A fabulous book but very frustrating, I never tire of it. The audible book is excellent I picked up on bits which I had missed when reading it.
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- Lynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks