The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, Peter Miles

"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" is a semi-autobiographical novel that explores the lives of a group of working men in the fictional town of Mugsborough, and their struggle to survive in a society marred by poverty and exploitation. The story primarily focuses on a socialist protagonist who endeavors to enlighten his fellow workers about capitalism's inherent flaws and the necessity for social change, all while battling the dire conditions of his own life. The novel is a critique of capitalism and a call for a socialist revolution.

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Published
1914
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
around 250-600 depending on the edition
Words
250,000
Original Language
English

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