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One of the damned : the life and times of Robert Tressell, author of The ragged trousered philanthropists

Author: F C Ball
Publisher: London : Lawrence and Wishart, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of Robert Tressell.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Tressell; Robert Tressell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F C Ball
ISBN: 1905007124 9781905007127
OCLC Number: 61364453
Notes: Originally published: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1973.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 266 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Who was Robert Tressell?; 2. Who was Robert Tressell?; 3. Emigration and marriage; 4. Sad South Africa and the Boer War; 5. Mugsborough, England; 6. The dignity of labour, as the man said; 7. Robert at home; 8. Work, boys, and be contented; 9. Artist and artisan; 10. Linguist and model-builder; 11. Bread and circuses, 1906; 12. The rise of the labour movement; 13. Robert joins in; 14. Democracy Ltd; 15. Raw material for a book; 16. A new home; 17. Work with the local societies; 18. Danger; men at work; 19. Political music-hall: the 1908 by-election; 20. Recreations; 21. The writer; 22. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists; 23. Give us this day; 24. A pauper's death; 25. Kathleen and the manuscript; 26. Publication and reactions; 27. 1914-18: the book dies and is born again; 28. Editions and abridgements; 29. 1946: Tressell's handwritten manuscript is found; 30. How the original manuscript was butchered; 31. The manuscript and the building trades unions; 32. Publication in full; 33. How the mutilated manuscript was reconstituted; 34. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists on stage; 35. A dramatic development and a new search; 36. The adventures of the manuscript; 37. Still alive?; 38. 1962: a return from the dead; 39. Family secrets; 40. The painter; 41. A grass plot, a jam jar and The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Responsibility: F.C. Ball.

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