The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

"First published by Lawrence & Wishart, London 1955"--T.p. verso.

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804532

Category: Fiction

Page: 649

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This novel 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.


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Classic Reprint

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Author: Robert Tressall

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780243282418

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Excerpt from The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Why the bloody 'ell don't you leave the boy alone said Harlow. Another painter; 'ii you don't like the tea you needn't drink it. I'm sick of listening to you about it every dam day.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534826465

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Tressell

"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.

Author: David Harker

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842773857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Not many novels about working-class life have been reprinted over a hundred times in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Russia, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Japan. Even fewer have sold over a million copies. Hardly any have been so often adapted for the stage, or featured on TV and radio. Above all, none have been passed from hand to hand as often by workers, and taken to their hearts. Robert Tressell's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is straightforward and highly readable, but it is also a very odd book. After all, novels don't usually explain key points of Marxist theory. True, it has humour, parody, pathos, irony, rage, little victories, defeats, arguments and ideas, and it is brim full of contempt for the ruling class. But what practical political appeal can a tale of isolated Socialists, fighting for a Co-operative Commonwealth, possibly have today? Dave Harker describes Tressell's life, puts his book in its historical context, and traces its success over the past ninety-odd years. This is the story of the left in Britain, from the Socialist Federation in the late 19th century, through to the trade union movement and New Labour today.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropiststells 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 ...

Author: SOPHIE. RICKARD

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593929

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Robert Tressell's groundbreaking socialist novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropiststells 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 all around them. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system, and 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 Philanthropistsis 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.



The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Volume II Easyread Large Edition

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

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425051936

Category: Fiction

Page: 776

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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.


Mugsborough Then Now

The story of Robert Tressell and his book has been told and re-told by various authors, each account framed in accordance with their own perspective.

Author: David E Lowes

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 136

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The story of Robert Tressell and his book has been told and re-told by various authors, each account framed in accordance with their own perspective. His novel has also been the subject of academic scrutiny and literary criticism, but the approach adopted here is different. It focuses on the striking, not to say shocking parallels with modern day Britain, comparing Tressell's descriptions of early 20th century Britain and with their 21st century counterparts.Each subject is split into two parts, with the first section quoting examples from The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and in the second part evidence based modern-day equivalents are introduced.


Revisiting Robert Tressell s Mugsborough

FROM “IMPERIAL POVERTY IN ROBERT TRESSELL'S THE RAGGED
TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS” Although Ball (One of the Damned) takes
pains to reconstruct Tressell's South African life, he claims that something else “
was going to ...

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Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1621968340

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Class Fictions

с н а р т е в 2 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and After : Epistemologies
of Class , Legacies of Resistance Those whose life has touched the misery
recounted by Robert Tressell can get out of it many things : a bolstering of class ...

Author: Pamela Fox

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Many recent discussions of working-class culture in literary and cultural studies have tended to present an oversimplified view of resistance. In this groundbreaking work, Pamela Fox offers a far more complex theory of working-class identity, particularly as reflected in British novels of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through the concept of class shame, she produces a model of working-class subjectivity that understands resistance in a more accurate and useful way—as a complicated kind of refusal, directed at both dominated and dominant culture. With a focus on certain classics in the working-class literary "canon," such as The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and Love on the Dole, as well as lesser-known texts by working-class women, Fox uncovers the anxieties that underlie representations of class and consciousness. Shame repeatedly emerges as a powerful counterforce in these works, continually unsettling the surface narrative of protest to reveal an ambivalent relation toward the working-class identities the novels apparently champion. Class Fictions offers an equally rigorous analysis of cultural studies itself, which has historically sought to defend and value the radical difference of working-class culture. Fox also brings to her analysis a strong feminist perspective that devotes considerable attention to the often overlooked role of gender in working-class fiction. She demonstrates that working-class novels not only expose master narratives of middle-class culture that must be resisted, but that they also reveal to us a need to create counter narratives or formulas of working-class life. In doing so, this book provides a more subtle sense of the role of resistance in working class culture. While of interest to scholars of Victorian and working-class fiction, Pamela Fox’s argument has far-reaching implications for the way literary and cultural studies will be defined and practiced.

One of the Damned

This new edition traces Tressell's life and work, ranging from his upbringing in Ireland to his political organizing and writing. Also included is the history of the publication of his socialist classic Philanthropists.

Author: F. C. Ball

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart

ISBN: 9781905007127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Written by a lifelong Robert Tressel enthusiast, this investigative biography tells the story of an elusive literary figure and his classic book. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was first published in 1953, but very little was known about its author, Robert Tressell, until the first edition of this biography was assembled in 1973. This new edition traces Tressell's life and work, ranging from his upbringing in Ireland to his political organizing and writing. Also included is the history of the publication of his socialist classic Philanthropists.


Reflective Teaching in Further Adult and Vocational Education

—(2004) A Rich Contract or The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists? The
Deployment and Development of Part-time Staff in the Learning and Skills Sector.
London: LSDA. —(2006) Managing the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
London: ...

Author: Margaret Gregson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780936656

Category: Education

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Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in further, adult and vocational education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including that of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for trainee and practising teachers in further, adult and vocational settings, for both practice-based training and career-long professionalism. Now in its fourth edition, written by a collaborative author team of further, adult and vocational education experts led by Yvonne Hillier and Margaret Gregson, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on the key issues including individual and collaborative approaches to reflective practice, a systematic approach to educational improvement based upon Joint Practice Development; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices and offer ways to develop deeper understanding of effective practices. The new edition is also enhanced by improved navigation and updated pedagogical features, including a revised chapter structure and text design, all-new case studies, activities, figures and diagrams. The team includes: Margaret Gregson (University of Sunderland, UK) | Yvonne Hillier (University of Brighton, UK) | Gert Biesta (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) | Sam Duncan (Institute of Education, University College London, UK) | Lawrence Nixon (University of Sunderland, UK) | Trish Spedding (University of Sunderland, UK) | Paul Wakeling (Havering Sixth Form College, UK) Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.