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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Paperback / softback Book

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Paperback / softback

Part of the Harper Perennial Modern Classics series


Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of working men who are joined one day by Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society.

Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system rouse his fellow men from their political quietism.

A masterpiece of wit and political passion, this is one of the most authentic novels of English working class life ever written. This enduring favourite is now reinvigorated by a smart new jacket and exclusive extra material as part of Harper Perennial's Modern Classics line of reissues.

Now its timeless message of justice, equality and reason will be introduced to a whole new generation of discerning readers.


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