The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 07/02/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007204502