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TRESSELL, R.: Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 1 00:04:24
2.   Bert White… 00:05:10
3.   Owen saw that in the world… 00:05:25
4.   'Funny name to call a house…' 00:05:09
5.   'Yes, it's quite true…' 00:05:04
6.   Crass was by this time very angry… 00:04:46
7.   'The greatest cause of poverty is…' 00:05:11
8.   Joe Philpot… 00:04:32
9.   'What do you mean by poverty then…' 00:04:31
10.   Chapter 2 00:05:29
11.   Hunter realised now… 00:04:30
12.   'Good afternoon, sir…' 00:04:18
13.   When he arrived within about three yards… 00:05:20
14.   Owen was working by himself… 00:03:36
15.   Linden was still working at the vestibule doors… 00:05:29
16.   Just as Misery was about to commence… 00:05:33


Disc 2

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Owen worked on in a disheartened, sullen way… 00:06:15
2.   Chapter 3 00:05:38
3.   The windows were draped… 00:05:44
4.   'Well let's have some tea…' 00:05:43
5.   She took three letters from the pocket of her dress… 00:05:31
6.   'I'm sorry I spoke to you like that…' 00:05:31
7.   Easton added it all up… 00:05:49
8.   They had to go up two flights of stairs… 00:05:31
9.   Chapter 4 00:05:22
10.   As Owen strode rapidly along… 00:04:59
11.   Chapter 5 00:04:42
12.   As she looked at him… 00:03:59
13.   'Do you like cats' he asked… 00:05:20
14.   Chapter 6 00:03:44
15.   The indignation of the neighbours was increased… 00:04:24


Disc 3

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Nearly everyone who works… 00:04:56
2.   'Well, the vicar goes about…' 00:04:43
3.   'I should think the workers will be jolly glad…' 00:05:44
4.   After tea, as he watched his wife… 00:05:21
5.   Under the present system it was impossible… 00:04:44
6.   Then he remembered that he had read somewhere… 00:06:07
7.   Chapter 7 00:05:42
8.   Bert was a lean, undersized boy… 00:05:09
9.   It was very cold and damp and miserable… 00:06:03
10.   Although he had for the moment forgotten… 00:04:58
11.   'If there wasn't something wrong with your minds…' 00:05:04
12.   Chapter 8 00:04:48
13.   There was no work of a noisy kind being done… 00:04:52
14.   Mr. Sweater now began ponderously… 00:04:39
15.   Chapter 9 00:05:15


Disc 4

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 10 00:04:44
2.   A little way down the road was a church… 00:04:59
3.   As they were carrying it in… 00:05:11
4.   Chapter 11 00:06:05
5.   Rushton shook his head dubiously… 00:06:13
6.   Chapter 12 00:06:05
7.   Chapter 13 00:05:18
8.   During the morning… 00:05:48
9.   Easton made no reply… 00:05:36
10.   Chapter 14 00:05:25
11.   Eventually it was arranged… 00:05:22
12.   Chapter 15 00:05:46
13.   While the room was in an uproar… 00:06:04
14.   'It's an old saying, and a true one…' 00:05:46


Disc 5

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   'But putting all jokes aside…' 00:05:52
2.   'There are many causes' answered Owen… 00:04:45
3.   'Well! I should never a thought it…' 00:05:02
4.   'The Duke of Blankmind…' 00:05:41
5.   'Of course Landlordism is not the only cause…' 00:05:13
6.   Chapter 16 00:04:45
7.   'I won't be able to start on Monday…' 00:04:25
8.   'They all shapes pretty well except Newman… 00:05:11
9.   There was a lot of furious talk… 00:04:16
10.   Chapter 17 00:05:11
11.   When she had finished dressing him… 00:05:29
12.   He also noticed a very fat man… 00:05:32
13.   'Now, I hope you will all do your very best…' 00:05:05
14.   An evil - minded, worldly or unconverted… 00:05:06
15.   Although naturally robust… 00:04:50
16.   Chapter 18 00:02:33


Disc 6

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   'There is no doubt Owen knows his work…' 00:04:14
2.   'Don't wait for me,' said the latter… 00:04:21
3.   Chapter 19 00:04:46
4.   The only other occupant… 00:05:37
5.   Taking one of the rings… 00:04:46
6.   'You know, there's a great deal…' 00:04:58
7.   Philpot crossed over to the semi - drunk… 00:04:49
8.   After parting from Philpot… 00:04:38
9.   Chapter 20 00:05:24
10.   Few of the girls ever learned their trades thoroughly… 00:06:07
11.   By these and similar means… 00:05:00
12.   There was a large piece of ground… 00:05:11
13.   Chapter 21 00:05:08
14.   Happiness might be possible… 00:05:16
15.   The clothing of the men… 00:04:25
16.   Harlow had just arrived at this solution… 00:04:32


Disc 7

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   'What's become of the professor…' 00:05:24
2.   'Now,' continued Owen… 00:05:47
3.   After a while, the rest of the crowd… 00:05:45
4.   Chapter 22 00:05:32
5.   At about five minutes to twelve… 00:05:30
6.   It will be remembered… 00:05:42
7.   When at home, Slyme passed his time… 00:06:14
8.   Chapter 23 00:05:47
9.   As a rule on Saturday evenings… 00:06:00
10.   But no one really believed this… 00:06:17
11.   'Read out the 17th and 18th verses…' 00:05:22
12.   Chapter 24 00:04:18
13.   Slyme waited outside while Crass went in… 00:05:34
14.   Crass struck a match… 00:05:02


Disc 8

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   When Saturday arrived… 00:05:25
2.   In one corner a group of men… 00:05:43
3.   Ruth did not want any more… 00:05:06
4.   Slyme had gone that evening… 00:06:10
5.   Chapter 25 00:05:04
6.   'Oh, I know the bloke now! ' cried Harlow… 00:05:53
7.   As they stood there working… 00:05:52
8.   It would have been much better for them… 00:05:42
9.   'You know, that big 'ouse we did up last summer…' 00:05:20
10.   Owen accordingly ascended the steps… 00:05:23
11.   'Come to think of it,' continued Crass… 00:06:34
12.   'The pint is,' proceeded Easton… 00:06:27
13.   Observing his hesitation… 00:05:09
14.   'What the hell sort of a bloody system…' 00:05:00


Disc 9

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   The lecturer now drew a small square… 00:05:05
2.   Owen paused, and a gloomy silence followed… 00:04:57
3.   'I mean this,' replied Owen speaking very slowly… 00:04:40
4.   'You talk about the producers being robbed…' 00:05:56
5.   Chapter 26 00:05:11
6.   When they had cleared away all the dirt… 00:05:05
7.   At about eleven o' clock Mr. Sweater arrived… 00:04:54
8.   Chapter 27 00:04:38
9.   'Bloody disgraceful I call it,' said Crass… 00:04:41
10.   Chapter 28 00:05:19
11.   'I'll tell you what,' said Philpot… 00:04:43
12.   In answer to Philpot's knock… 00:05:06
13.   After lengthy consideration… 00:04:49
14.   Chapter 29 00:04:44
15.   After a while Philpot suggested a change… 00:04:28
16.   During the singing Bert turned the handles… 00:04:32


Disc 10

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   'Once more we turns the 'andle…' 00:05:08
2.   Chapter 30 00:07:04
3.   As the chief ceased speaking… 00:05:53
4.   Chapter 31 00:03:29
5.   Chapter 32 00:04:04
6.   Chapter 33 00:05:19
7.   Mary expected the old woman to be heartbroken… 00:05:09
8.   After some further talk… 00:04:51
9.   Chapter 34 00:04:53
10.   Finally Sawkins, being the better man… 00:05:14
11.   The week before old Linden went… 00:05:17
12.   When Nora and the two boys reached the house… 00:04:53
13.   They took the man to the station… 00:05:13
14.   Once, when there was a bitterly cold… 00:04:02
15.   Chapter 35 00:04:01
16.   In addition to this… 00:04:31


Disc 11

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   In the case of the soup kitchen… 00:04:45
2.   Chapter 36 00:06:16
3.   There were numerous other expenses… 00:06:48
4.   Chapter 37 00:05:43
5.   'How much is your house assessed at…' 00:05:16
6.   Sir Graball D'Encloseland… 00:06:10
7.   With lavish kindness, the supreme being… 00:06:02
8.   Chapter 38 00:05:24
9.   'Science is a wonderful thing…' 00:04:36
10.   Chapter 39 00:05:53
11.   Weakling did not apologize… 00:05:49
12.   Councillor Weakling opposed the motion… 00:06:02
13.   Chapter 40 00:05:11
14.   Usually, whenever Owen reflected… 00:04:43


Disc 12

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Besides the work at the kiosk… 00:06:35
2.   It would not be reasonable to blame… 00:05:59
3.   Chapter 41 00:05:46
4.   One of the new inventions… 00:06:19
5.   At last, Easton broke the silence… 00:05:02
6.   One of the new hands said he wished… 00:05:49
7.   Chapter 42 00:05:12
8.   Mary Linden, who was still lodging… 00:05:34
9.   The presence of Mary Linden… 00:05:32
10.   Chapter 43 00:05:29
11.   They were usually so tired when they got home… 00:05:36
12.   Ceilings that were not very dirty… 00:04:37
13.   As an additional precaution… 00:04:53
14.   When they happened to be working on ladders… 00:06:07


Disc 13

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   The scamping business… 00:05:36
2.   At the risk of wearying… 00:05:39
3.   Before returning the key to the agent… 00:05:13
4.   When Newman got his first start… 00:05:14
5.   It is sad and discreditable… 00:05:19
6.   When they got back to the job… 00:05:37
7.   Harlow was working at the place… 00:05:11
8.   Once, a couple of men got the sack… 00:04:44
9.   'Last summer I was working…' 00:05:40
10.   Often it happened that some men… 00:04:32
11.   It was a few days after this… 00:05:32
12.   The following Saturday… 00:05:32
13.   There is no more cowardly… 00:05:12
14.   Barrington was still working for the firm… 00:04:46
15.   On the following Tuesday evening… 00:04:23


Disc 14

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   They ran on after the van… 00:06:12
2.   Chapter 44 00:05:50
3.   Crass, Slyme and one or two… 00:04:50
4.   The next stop was at The Bird in Hand… 00:05:59
5.   Crass frequently paused… 00:05:21
6.   'Musical honours, chaps,' shouted Crass… 00:04:42
7.   When they left off, Grinder rose… 00:05:34
8.   'It may or may not be true,' began Barrington… 00:05:51
9.   Here Crass jumped up and interrupted… 00:06:00
10.   'Whilst walkin' out the other night…' 00:05:43
11.   The time passed quickly enough… 00:05:59
12.   The other two brakes… 00:06:05
13.   The last reminded Harlow… 00:05:06
14.   These differed from Nimrod's lot… 00:05:27


Disc 15

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 45 00:05:14
2.   Leaving the man dumbfounded… 00:04:41
3.   At this moment, the two truants returned… 00:05:10
4.   'It hasn't always been like it…' 00:04:52
5.   'Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen…' 00:05:05
6.   'In those days, a master painter…' 00:05:16
7.   'But it is not only the wage earning class…' 00:05:05
8.   'We must do this if we are to keep…' 00:04:26
9.   'I don't mind admitting…' 00:05:35
10.   'The National Service Retail Stores…' 00:04:04
11.   'The socialist administration will now aquire…' 00:05:30
12.   'The slums and the wretched dwellings…' 00:05:59
13.   As Barrington descended from the pulpit… 00:04:31
14.   'As far as I can make out,' said Harlow… 00:04:25
15.   'I should like to know…' 00:04:15
16.   'If it were possible to save and accumulate…' 00:04:48


Disc 16

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   Under the present system… 00:04:52
2.   'Another good way to deal with them…' 00:05:17
3.   'As for what we should do…' 00:04:35
4.   'As regards those disagreeable tasks…' 00:05:40
5.   'Is there any more questions' 00:04:44
6.   'If we had a Citizen Army…' 00:05:11
7.   Chapter 46 00:05:48
8.   'I've often wondered what they does…' 00:05:54
9.   Bert came back in about half an hour… 00:05:40
10.   Chapter 47 00:06:00
11.   When they arrived at the yard… 00:06:13
12.   Nimrod walked on the pavement… 00:05:54
13.   'Anyone would think the dam' thing…' 00:06:30
14.   The next morning was a very busy one… 00:05:50


Disc 17

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   When they arrived… 00:03:11
2.   Chapter 48 00:05:08
3.   The liberals were furious… 00:05:17
4.   The spectacle presented by these men… 00:05:25
5.   After a terrible struggle… 00:05:15
6.   The crowd now resolved itself… 00:05:14
7.   The carriage containing Sir Featherstone… 00:05:46
8.   At other times the meeting… 00:04:50
9.   When the man had concluded his speech… 00:05:45
10.   Barrington made no reply… 00:04:54
11.   He slipped his arm through Barrington's… 00:04:28
12.   Owen made no attempt to reply… 00:05:13
13.   Chapter 49 00:03:57
14.   Sometimes in her delirium… 00:03:37
15.   Chapter 50 00:04:39
16.   There was a woman standing there… 00:04:25


Disc 18

  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Unabridged)
1.   For the first few weeks… 00:06:50
2.   Chapter 51 00:06:00
3.   Owen waited for about half an hour… 00:04:32
4.   As he walked homewards… 00:05:16
5.   Chapter 52 00:05:33
6.   During all this time, Hunter… 00:05:32
7.   Chapter 53 00:05:59
8.   Whilst they were thus occupied… 00:05:17
9.   Chapter 54 00:04:39
10.   Barrington and Owen continued… 00:05:09
11.   Rushton having conluded his address… 00:05:04
12.   A short prayer from Bosher closed the meeting… 00:05:02
13.   In a very few minutes they heard the whistle… 00:04:11
14.   Appendix 00:05:23

Total Playing Time: 23:28:37






Author(s):
Tressell, Robert

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NAX12712

Barcode: 9789626341278

Physical Release: 2010

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