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 1914

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781436537476

Category:

Page: 400

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Owens lidenskabelige angreb på det kapitalistiske samfunds grådighed og uærlighed vækker kammeraterne af deres politiske ligegyldighed 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' tells the story of a group of working men who are joined one ...

Author: Robert Tressell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780586090367

Category: English fiction

Page: 590

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Roman om en gruppe arbejdere, der samles om ildsjælen Owen, som drømmer om et retfærdigt samfund. Owens lidenskabelige angreb på det kapitalistiske samfunds grådighed og uærlighed vækker kammeraterne af deres politiske ligegyldighed


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

View: 875

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

"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

View: 752

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 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

View: 920

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

ISBN:

Category:

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

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

Publisher:

ISBN:

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.


Nick Cave the Bad Seeds

Reinhard Kleist zeigt in diesem Bildband die unterschiedlichsten Facetten dieser vielschichtigen Künstlerpersönlichkeit.

Author: Reinhard Kleist

Publisher:

ISBN: 3551763291

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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Nick Cave, Musiker und Schriftsteller, Schauspieler und Drehbuchautor, ist einer der vielseitigsten und auch erfolgreichsten Künstler der letzten Jahrzehnte. Reinhard Kleist zeigt in diesem Bildband die unterschiedlichsten Facetten dieser vielschichtigen Künstlerpersönlichkeit. Gezeichnete und gemalte Porträts und Szenen aus dem Leben Caves laden ein, den Popstar zu betrachten, den man kennt, und dazu weitere großartige Seiten durch Reinhard Kleists sehr persönliche Bilder zu entdecken. Das Artbook erscheint als Hardcover im Schallplattenformat 30 x 30 cm und ergänzt Reinhard Kleists biografischen Comic „Nick Cave – Mercy on Me“, der im September 2017 erscheint.




Late Victorian and Edwardian British Novelists

Beeching , “ The Uncensoring of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists , ”
Marxist Quarterly , 2 ( OctoHer 1955 ) : 21 David Pierce the English N sell ' s work
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Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 304

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here.

Tolstoy s Diaries

With an introduction by Alan Sillitoe 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 ...

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780006545132

Category: Novelists, Russian

Page: 581

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