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Classic of working-class literature. A must read!
on 28 September 2016
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a novel by Robert Tressell first published in 1914 after his death in 1911. An explicitly political work, it is widely regarded as a classic of working-class literature, The book conveys without sensationalism the detail of manual work and the tiny things almost unimaginable to any comfortably situated person which make life a misery when one's income drops below a certain level.It's a book that everyone should read, it's a piece of social history that left one feeling a considerable novelist was lost in this young working-man, whom society could not bother to keep alive!