Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Harperperennial Classics)
Publish date: 1993-09-13
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
This is a book I’ve wanted to read for literally decades and it was well worth the wait. That I should have read it at this time seems to be no accident. There is much relevance for society today with all the draconian cuts and culture of austerity we are now facing, further impoverishing the poor a...
This book makes me feel like a bad leftie. I wanted to like it so much more than I did, and while parts of it are very powerful, the book is overlong, and treads the same ground so often that I had to force myself to finish it. When I started The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists I was full of enthus...
I'm not the full socialist required to fully appreciate the values outlined here but boy! this is a good eye-opening fable that shows another side of working life.