2011 is the centenary of the death of Robert Tressell author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. The book is a classic novel of humour and sharply observed characterisation. It is also the first truly imaginative portrayal of life written from a working-class perspective, and a passionate defence of socialist ideals. The story is of a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators in the town of Mugsborough at the turn of the century. Haunted by fears of unemployment, the men struggle to keep their jobs at any cost but, in the course of events, some of them begin to realise that their condition of miserable poverty is neither 'natural' nor 'just.
BUY AS A PAIR WITH ROBERT TRESSELL'S BIOGRAPHY TO SAVE BOTH MONEY AND POSTAGE