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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
By Peter Miles (editor) and Robert Tressell
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 15, 2009
Pages 649
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199537471
ISBN-10 019953747X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $18.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Tressell's novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the book is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life. It asks questions that are still being asked today: why do your wages bear no relation to the value of your work? Why do fat cats get richer when you don't? Tressell's answers are "The Great Money Trick" and the "philanthropy" of an unenlightened workforce, who give away their rights and aspirations to a decent life so freely.

Intellectually enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny (complete with exploding clergyman), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a book that changes lives.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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With Robert Tressell | Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 15, 2009)
9780199537471 | details & prices | 649 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Tressell's novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave.

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