Robert Tressell: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (unabridged)

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Robert Tressell: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NAX12712

Discs:

18

Release date:

31st Aug 2010

Barcode:

9789626341278

Length:

23 hours 28 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Robert Tressell: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (unabridged)


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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is the classic working-class novel. It was written in 1906 by an impoverished house painter, Robert Tressell, and within its framework contains a manifesto for socialism. It tells of the appalling working conditions of a group of painters and decorators and their struggle to survive at the most basic level. It is moving, grimly humorous and tragic. It has sold over 6 million copies worldwide since it was published, and has the power to change lives.

Robert Tressell: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)

Chapter 1

Bert White…

Owen saw that in the world…

'Funny name to call a house…'

'Yes, it's quite true…'

Crass was by this time very angry…

'The greatest cause of poverty is…'

Joe Philpot…

'What do you mean by poverty then?…'

Chapter 2

Hunter realised now…

'Good afternoon, sir…'

When he arrived within about three yards…

Owen was working by himself…

Linden was still working at the vestibule doors…

Just as Misery was about to commence…

Owen worked on in a disheartened, sullen way…

Chapter 3

The windows were draped…

'Well let's have some tea…'

She took three letters from the pocket of her dress…

'I'm sorry I spoke to you like that…'

Easton added it all up…

They had to go up two flights of stairs…

Chapter 4

As Owen strode rapidly along…

Chapter 5

As she looked at him…

'Do you like cats?' he asked…

Chapter 6

The indignation of the neighbours was increased…

Nearly everyone who works…

'Well, the vicar goes about…'

'I should think the workers will be jolly glad…'

After tea, as he watched his wife…

Under the present system it was impossible…

Then he remembered that he had read somewhere…

Chapter 7

Bert was a lean, undersized boy…

It was very cold and damp and miserable…

Although he had for the moment forgotten…

'If there wasn't something wrong with your minds…'

Chapter 8

There was no work of a noisy kind being done…

Mr. Sweater now began ponderously…

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

A little way down the road was a church…

As they were carrying it in…

Chapter 11

Rushton shook his head dubiously…

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

During the morning…

Easton made no reply…

Chapter 14

Eventually it was arranged…

Chapter 15

While the room was in an uproar…

'It's an old saying, and a true one…'

'But putting all jokes aside…'

'There are many causes' answered Owen…

'Well! I should never a thought it…'

'The Duke of Blankmind…'

'Of course Landlordism is not the only cause…'

Chapter 16

'I won't be able to start on Monday…'

'They all shapes pretty well except Newman…

There was a lot of furious talk…

Chapter 17

When she had finished dressing him…

He also noticed a very fat man…

'Now, I hope you will all do your very best…'

An evil-minded, worldly or unconverted…

Although naturally robust…

Chapter 18

'There is no doubt Owen knows his work…'

'Don't wait for me,' said the latter…

Chapter 19

The only other occupant…

Taking one of the rings…

'You know, there's a great deal…'

Philpot crossed over to the semi-drunk…

After parting from Philpot…

Chapter 20

Few of the girls ever learned their trades thoroughly…

By these and similar means…

There was a large piece of ground…

Chapter 21

Happiness might be possible…

The clothing of the men…

Harlow had just arrived at this solution…

'What's become of the professor?…'

'Now,' continued Owen…

After a while, the rest of the crowd…

Chapter 22

At about five minutes to twelve…

It will be remembered…

When at home, Slyme passed his time…

Chapter 23

As a rule on Saturday evenings…

But no one really believed this…

'Read out the 17th and 18th verses…'

Chapter 24

Slyme waited outside while Crass went in…

Crass struck a match…

When Saturday arrived…

In one corner a group of men…

Ruth did not want any more…

Slyme had gone that evening…

Chapter 25

'Oh, I know the bloke now! ' cried Harlow…

As they stood there working…

It would have been much better for them…

'You know, that big 'ouse we did up last summer…'

Owen accordingly ascended the steps…

'Come to think of it,' continued Crass…

'The pint is,' proceeded Easton…

Observing his hesitation…

'What the hell sort of a bloody system…'

The lecturer now drew a small square…

Owen paused, and a gloomy silence followed…

'I mean this,' replied Owen speaking very slowly…

'You talk about the producers being robbed…'

Chapter 26

When they had cleared away all the dirt…

At about eleven o' clock Mr. Sweater arrived…

Chapter 27

'Bloody disgraceful I call it,' said Crass…

Chapter 28

'I'll tell you what,' said Philpot…

In answer to Philpot's knock…

After lengthy consideration…

Chapter 29

After a while Philpot suggested a change…

During the singing Bert turned the handles…

'Once more we turns the 'andle…'

Chapter 30

As the chief ceased speaking…

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Mary expected the old woman to be heartbroken…

After some further talk…

Chapter 34

Finally Sawkins, being the better man…

The week before old Linden went…

When Nora and the two boys reached the house…

They took the man to the station…

Once, when there was a bitterly cold…

Chapter 35

In addition to this…

In the case of the soup kitchen…

Chapter 36

There were numerous other expenses…

Chapter 37

'How much is your house assessed at?…'

Sir Graball D'Encloseland…

With lavish kindness, the supreme being…

Chapter 38

'Science is a wonderful thing…'

Chapter 39

Weakling did not apologize…

Councillor Weakling opposed the motion…

Chapter 40

Usually, whenever Owen reflected…

Besides the work at the kiosk…

It would not be reasonable to blame…

Chapter 41

One of the new inventions…

At last, Easton broke the silence…

One of the new hands said he wished…

Chapter 42

Mary Linden, who was still lodging…

The presence of Mary Linden…

Chapter 43

They were usually so tired when they got home…

Ceilings that were not very dirty…

As an additional precaution…

When they happened to be working on ladders…

The scamping business…

At the risk of wearying…

Before returning the key to the agent…

When Newman got his first start…

It is sad and discreditable…

When they got back to the job…

Harlow was working at the place…

Once, a couple of men got the sack…

'Last summer I was working…'

Often it happened that some men…

It was a few days after this…

The following Saturday…

There is no more cowardly…

Barrington was still working for the firm…

On the following Tuesday evening…

They ran on after the van…

Chapter 44

Crass, Slyme and one or two…

The next stop was at The Bird in Hand…

Crass frequently paused…

'Musical honours, chaps,' shouted Crass…

When they left off, Grinder rose…

'It may or may not be true,' began Barrington…

Here Crass jumped up and interrupted…

'Whilst walkin' out the other night…'

The time passed quickly enough…

The other two brakes…

The last reminded Harlow…

These differed from Nimrod's lot…

Chapter 45

Leaving the man dumbfounded…

At this moment, the two truants returned…

'It hasn't always been like it…'

'Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen…'

'In those days, a master painter…'

'But it is not only the wage earning class…'

'We must do this if we are to keep…'

'I don't mind admitting…'

'The National Service Retail Stores…'

'The socialist administration will now aquire…'

'The slums and the wretched dwellings…'

As Barrington descended from the pulpit…

'As far as I can make out,' said Harlow…

'I should like to know…'

'If it were possible to save and accumulate…'

Under the present system…

'Another good way to deal with them…'

'As for what we should do…'

'As regards those disagreeable tasks…'

'Is there any more questions?'

'If we had a Citizen Army…'

Chapter 46

'I've often wondered what they does…'

Bert came back in about half an hour…

Chapter 47

When they arrived at the yard…

Nimrod walked on the pavement…

'Anyone would think the dam' thing…'

The next morning was a very busy one…

When they arrived…

Chapter 48

The liberals were furious…

The spectacle presented by these men…

After a terrible struggle…

The crowd now resolved itself…

The carriage containing Sir Featherstone…

At other times the meeting…

When the man had concluded his speech…

Barrington made no reply…

He slipped his arm through Barrington's…

Owen made no attempt to reply…

Chapter 49

Sometimes in her delirium…

Chapter 50

There was a woman standing there…

For the first few weeks…

Chapter 51

Owen waited for about half an hour…

As he walked homewards…

Chapter 52

During all this time, Hunter…

Chapter 53

Whilst they were thus occupied…

Chapter 54

Barrington and Owen continued…

Rushton having conluded his address…

A short prayer from Bosher closed the meeting…

In a very few minutes they heard the whistle…

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