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Shop : Books : Robert Tressell - Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthopists is an absolute classic: a rousing piece of economic and political argument wrapped up in a novel that is powerful, thought provoking and, above all, riotously funny.

Robert Tressell was the pseudonym of Robert Noonan, an Irish house painter in Hastings. He intended his one and only book to be a socialist documentary based upon real people and real events. He hoped the book would convert his fellow workers to the creed but he died before it was published.

590 page paperback

SKU: SKU9

Our price: £2.99