About this book
Classic socialist literature centring on the lives of a group of working men who are joined by a visionary prophet with ideas on a just society. "A brilliant and very funny book" "Spectator"
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of working men who are joined one day by Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system rouse his fellow men from their political quietism.