The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Author: Robert Tressell

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

A novel that touches the deep emotional chords within the reader.

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425051928

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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A novel that touches the deep emotional chords within the reader. The narrative denunciates capitalism and relates the struggle of two workers who have set out to defeat their poverty. It is an indictment on religious authority and the elite that enslaves the majority. An engrossing and thought-provoking book that highlights the bright-side of Socialism.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruinous effects of the laissez-faire mercantilist ethics on the men, women, and children of the working classes, and through its emblematic characters, argues for a socialist politics as the only hope for ...

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0853454574

Category: Fiction

Page: 633

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Tressell’s great working-class novel.


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

"Original author Robert Tressell, text adapted by Sophie Rickard, drawn by Scarlett Rickard"--Colophon.

Author: Sophie Rickard

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593929

Category: Capitalism

Page: 352

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Adapted from Robert Tressell's 1914 socialist novel about English working-class life, this British classic sets out the blueprint for how to organize a fairer society Robert Tressell's groundbreaking socialist novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, tells the story of a group of working men in the fictional town of Mugsborough and socialist journeyman-prophet Frank Owen, who attempts to convince his fellow workers that capitalism is the real source of the poverty surrounding them. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system, and his support for a socialist society in which work is performed to satisfy the needs of all, rather than to generate profit for a few, eventually rouses his fellow men from their political passivity. Described by George Orwell as a piece of social history and a book that everyone should read, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is often cited as "one of the most authentic novels of English working class life ever written." In this faithful graphic adaptation, creators Scarlett and Sophie Rickard craft a compelling fiction that paints a comprehensive picture of social, political, economic, and cultural life in early 20th century Britain that is still acutely relevant today.

Tressell

The story of Tressell and his novel is very relevant to the world today, more than ever. This unique book tells the fascinating story behind the man and his novel.

Author: Dave Harker

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842773857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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"Tressell: The Real Story of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' describes the author's life, puts the book in its historical context and traces its success over the past ninety-odd years. It shows that The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is about socialist values and their continued relevance at a time when we are being told that capitalism is here for ever; that greed is good; that war, famine, poverty, racism and oppression are natural, normal and permanent features of life on Planet Earth. Crucially, Tressell's passionate, compassionate denunciation of the capitalist 'system' is about hope, so little wonder The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is selling very well indeed in these anti-capitalist days."--BOOK JACKET.

Revisiting Robert Tressell s Mugsborough

This volume will introduce readers to an array of voices and perspectives, specifically those of women and international readers. The book comprises work by academics, a librarian, and the widow of Tressell's biographer, Fred Ball.

Author: Julie Cairnie

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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Robert Noonan, whose pseudonym was Robert Tressell, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1870, and died in Liverpool, England, in 1911. During his short life, he lived in three countries, Ireland, South Africa, and England, and was involved in and exposed to a range of progressive issues such as Irish nationalism, Boer nationalism, socialism, anti-imperialism, the co-operative movement, and the women's suffrage campaign. He endured the poverty of a painter and sign-writer's wages, struggled to convert his fellow workers to socialism, experienced an acrimonious and ultimately secret divorce in South Africa, raised a daughter on his own, dreamed of a better life in Canada, and wrote a novel. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was first published posthumously in 1914. The narrative provided a focus for his view of society and its imperial and capitalist structures; it was a "map" that he hoped would guide a future working class to consciousness. It was desperately hard to write, particularly since he was labouring for fifty-six hours a week at times and suffering from a serious illness, likely tuberculosis. The text covers some sixteen hundred handwritten folio pages. Before he left for Liverpool in 1910, ostensibly to secure passages for him and his daughter to emigrate to Canada, he left the manuscript with his daughter, Kathleen. She eventually sold it the maverick publisher, Grant Richards, for twenty-five pounds. Once published, it proved to be a best seller, both in its heavily abridged editions (1914, 1918) and, since 1955, in its full edition. Much of this biography--particularly Tressell's Irish, South African, and gendered experiences--has been omitted or treated as incidental. Readings of Tressell's life and text have centered on their English, working-class, and socialist elements. The late Fred Ball researched the first biography more than thirty years after Tressell's death, using the only editions of the text available. These were seriously edited and abridged by Jessie Pope for Grant Richards; her preface maintained that the writer was a "genuine working-class man." The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was mostly seen as the work of a working-class writer; there was no reason to think otherwise. Some recent scholarship disturbs the text's perceived neatness, pointing out its elitism and middle-class proclivities; and some work re-contextualizes Tressell's book, placing it within modernist, Irish, South African, and gendered frameworks. The narrative the authors present is not out of step with the so-called "real" world, in fact, it engages with popular reception and debates. This revolutionary book is an edited collection of essays on Robert Tressell's, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. While two such books were published in the 1980s, The Robert Tressell Papers (1982) and The Robert Tressell Lectures, 1981-1988 (1988), both largely (with only a few brief exceptions) rehearsed the dominant narrative of the text and author as vigorously and unproblematically working class, masculine, and English. This volume will introduce readers to an array of voices and perspectives, specifically those of women and international readers. The book comprises work by academics, a librarian, and the widow of Tressell's biographer, Fred Ball. The focus is on continuity and change in terms of how Tressell's text is read. Revisiting Robert Tressell's Mugsborough will be an important book for all literature collections.

Mann s Best Friend

"How much chaos can one dog attract?

Author: Sophie Rickard

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780995794306

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Page: 160

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"How much chaos can one dog attract? In a whirlwind of debt, accusations and failed expectations, Terry Mann finds out who his real friends are. Join Terry and his unsuitable dog Eric in this compelling adventure: even the vet won’t want to put it down! This full colour graphic novel is funny and sad, tragic and triumphant by turns. Welcome to the fictional town of Oldroyd, where the lives of ordinary people play out a heartwarming story of family, friendship and fear of failure." -- publisher's website.

Writing in Society

Raymond Williams's work was always concerned with the relation between culture and society. This book focuses on specific texts and authors, exploring the historical and cultural sources of their particular forms of writing.

Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Raymond Williams's work was always concerned with the relation between culture and society. This book focuses on specific texts and authors, exploring the historical and cultural sources of their particular forms of writing. In it, Williams examines dramatic form and language in Racine and Shakespeare; the politics of fiction in the English Jacobin novel; David Hume and Charles Dickens and the changing characteristics of English prose; Robert Tressell, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, and the role of region and class in the English novel. Also included are Williams's reflections on the rise of English studies, on their crisis as the literary traditions of Cambridge University were beset by the 'structuralist controversy', and on the wider implications of this redefinition of the critical field.

The Sculptor

Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466887281

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 496

View: 879

David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists chronicles the tale of Frank Owen, a traveling socialist visionary making his way from town to town in the name of the socialist revolution.

Author: Robert Tressell

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The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists chronicles the tale of Frank Owen, a traveling socialist visionary making his way from town to town in the name of the socialist revolution. When spring arrives, Frank Owen decides to settle in the quiet town of Mugsborough, and joins a group of workmen who are painting the home of a wealthy neighborhood resident. Owen is quickly befriended by two fellow workmen: Bodgit and Scarpy. Scarpy is thin and nearly emaciated. When the men break for lunch Scarpy never has much to eat; only a bit of bread, or a biscuit and tea. Owen inquires as to why he's so thin and undernourished. Bodgit explains that his pay has been severely cut, and he barely has enough to feed his wife and three growing children at home.Owen empathizes with Scarpy. He recalls his own childhood: his father was often on the road working as a farm hand for small sums of money, and Owen and his mother often had little to eat. Owen can remember a time when his mother looked just as undernourished and emaciated as does Scarpy.

The Ragged trousered Philanthropists

A group of poor decorators who grow disillusioned with their impoverish life begin attacks on the lazy capitalists whose greediness has corrupted Britain.

Author: Robert Tressell

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Category: Capitalism

Page: 385

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A group of poor decorators who grow disillusioned with their impoverish life begin attacks on the lazy capitalists whose greediness has corrupted Britain.


The Great Money Trick

A new workers coalition is being formed by trade unionists and socialists with a clear socialist programme. The aim of the book is the same as Tressels to show the conditions of the working class now and how it could be different.

Author: Mary Jackson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504935764

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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The author read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, a book written in the early 1900s and it changed her life. She saw for the first time that conditions for ordinary people could be so much better under socialism than capitalism and it started her on a mission to try to bring about this change. The original described the miserable conditions of the working class in 1900s Britain. The new workers Party, the Labour Party was spreading its message of an alternative to the crisis ridden capitalist system. The author has moved forward a hundred years to base the book in the 21st century. Although fiction it mirrors real events told through a family living in a former mining village in Yorkshire and reflects how working class life has changed beyond recognition in the last thirty years. Then it had been a thriving industrial area with full employment and now an area run on part-time and casual employment and high unemployment; food banks springing up all over; malnutrition at levels not seen since the second world war. A new workers coalition is being formed by trade unionists and socialists with a clear socialist programme. The aim of the book is the same as Tressel’s to show the conditions of the working class now and how it could be different.

Mobilising Classics

This book will be of interest to students in the social sciences, especially sociology and Irish studies and will appeal to those interested or involved in political activism of any variety.

Author: Fiona Dukelow

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 184779498X

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The terms patriarchy, institutional racism, sustainable development and alienation may be familiar but this familiarity is often removed from the analytical contexts in which these ideas emerged. This book provides a series of rich reflections on the interaction between the radical ideas associated with these and other authors, and political action in Ireland. The classic texts that comprise the focal point for each chapter were selected by the contributors, many of whom straddle the boundaries of academia and activism. Each essay provides an account of the contributor’s personal encounters with the text, opens up the key mobilising ideas and considers how the text has the potential invigorate the political imagination of contemporary oppositional politics. This book will be of interest to students in the social sciences, especially sociology and Irish studies and will appeal to those interested or involved in political activism of any variety.

Amazons Abolitionists and Activists

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun, fascinating, and full-color exploration of that important history, tracing its roots from antiquity to show how 21st-century feminism developed.

Author: Mikki Kendall

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399581790

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

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August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. And while suffrage has been a critical win for women's liberation around the world, the struggle for women's rights has been ongoing for thousands of years, across many cultures, and encompassing an enormous variety of issues. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun, fascinating, and full-color exploration of that important history, tracing its roots from antiquity to show how 21st-century feminism developed. Along the way, you'll meet a wide range of important historical figures and learn about many political movements, including suffrage, abolition, labor, LGBT liberation, the waves of feminism, and more.

Light Perpetual

This brilliantly constructed novel, inspired by real events, lets an alternative reel of time run, imagining the lives of these five souls as they live through the extraordinary, unimaginable changes of the bustling immensity of twentieth ...

Author: Francis Spufford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982174161

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the critically acclaimed and award‑winning author of Golden Hill, an “extraordinary…symphonic…casually stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) novel tracing the infinite possibilities of five lives in the bustling neighborhoods of 20th-century London. Lunchtime on a Saturday, 1944: the Woolworths on Bexford High Street in South London receives a delivery of aluminum saucepans. A crowd gathers to see the first new metal in ages—after all, everything’s been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone; incinerated. Among the shoppers were five young children. Who were they? What futures did they lose? This brilliantly constructed novel, inspired by real events, lets an alternative reel of time run, imagining the lives of these five souls as they live through the extraordinary, unimaginable changes of the bustling immensity of twentieth-century London. Their intimate everyday dramas, as sons and daughters, spouses, parents, grandparents; as the separated, the remarried, the bereaved. Through decades of social, sexual, and technological transformation, as bus conductors and landlords, as swindlers and teachers, patients and inmates. Days of personal triumphs and disasters; of second chances and redemption. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, Light Perpetual “offers a moving view of how people confront the gap between their expectations and their reality” (The New Yorker) and illuminates the shapes of experience, the extraordinariness of the ordinary, the mysteries of memory, and the preciousness of life.


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell

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Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493724420

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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The classic book, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell! There's a reason why The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is one of the best books of all time. If you haven't read this classic, then you'd better pick up a copy of The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell today!

One Year Wiser 365 Illustrated Meditations

Brought to life by Mike Medaglia's stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit.

Author: Mike Medaglia

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593011

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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One Year Wiser is a book of 365 inspiring meditations. On every page are words of wisdom from thinkers both ancient and modern, from the Buddha to Abraham Lincoln to Anne Frank. Brought to life by Mike Medaglia's stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit. Drawn in an accessible, contemporary style, One Year Wiser provides a visual guide to the spiritual teachings of thinkers as diverse as the Dalai Lama, Virginia Woolf, Albert Einstein, Seneca, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, and Mark Twain.