­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Belated Christmas Present

Belated Christmas Present 26 Dec 2017 11:35 #5433

  • Benefit Bolshie
  • Benefit Bolshie's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 405
  • Thank you received: 693
I have been re-reading “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists” by Robert Tressell over the Holiday weekend. Reading this book will be a life-changing experience for anyone who hasn’t read it before.

The book is a snapshot of the condition of the working classes in the early 1900s. It is a stark reminder of how little has actually changed. Many of the issues addressed are just as relevant today, some even moreso.

Ought to be made compulsory reading for anyone with an interest in social conditions.

Copy can be downloaded free from:
www.gutenberg.org/files/3608/3608-h/3608-h.htm

An audiobook is also available at:
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40

Belated Christmas Present 26 Dec 2017 11:53 #5435

  • Paul-UB40
  • Paul-UB40's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1991
  • Thank you received: 1210
Many Thanks, BB, Have both the Book & Audio Book now Downloaded B)
Social Conditions over the last 100 Years or so has always Interested me,
And in some ways, things have improved beyond Believeth,
But in so many other ways things are worse.

Things like Decent pay the Unions thought long and hard for, Now lost
by Our Current Government that serves the rich Only.
Look forward to Reading this book. B)
YNWA: You'll Never Walk Alone
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Belated Christmas Present 26 Dec 2017 13:10 #5441

  • Benefit Bolshie
  • Benefit Bolshie's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 405
  • Thank you received: 693
Well, if you are interested in the history of early socialism and if you have not read the book before you are in for a treat. It is amazing how many of the issues addressed are still topical today and still remain bones of contention.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, Dizzy
­