The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Robert Tressell

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by Robert Tressell

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The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists (1914) is a semi-biographical novel by the Irish writer Robert Tressell, published after his death from tuberculosis in 1911, about a house painter's efforts to find work in the fictional English town of Mugsborough (based on the coastal town of Hastings) to stave off the workhouse

This book was banned in the UK, and when it was eventually published it won an election for a political party.
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