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The Resource Tressell : the real story of The ragged trousered philanthropists, Dave Harker

Tressell : the real story of The ragged trousered philanthropists, Dave Harker

Label
Tressell : the real story of The ragged trousered philanthropists
Title
Tressell
Title remainder
the real story of The ragged trousered philanthropists
Statement of responsibility
Dave Harker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 isn't capitalism irreversibly triumphant in the twenty-first century? And isn't the book too hard on workers? Anyway, what practical political appeal can a tale of isolated socialists, fighting for a Co-operative Commonwealth, possibly have today?"
  • "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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harker, David
Dewey number
822/.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5671.T85
LC item number
R333 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialists
  • Working class in literature
  • Socialism in literature
  • Novelists, English
  • Tressell, Robert
  • Tressell, Robert
Label
Tressell : the real story of The ragged trousered philanthropists, Dave Harker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51389147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages
Isbn
9781842773857
Isbn Type
(limp)
Lccn
2003041075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Tressell : the real story of The ragged trousered philanthropists, Dave Harker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51389147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages
Isbn
9781842773857
Isbn Type
(limp)
Lccn
2003041075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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