Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Manuscript

The TUC Library featured in the final episode of the BBC2 series The Novels That Shaped Our World which was focused on class (10pm, Saturday 23rd November). We have the original, hand-written manuscript of the iconic working class novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell and the production company that made the series came in to film it and interview academic Ian Haywood of Roehampton University.

The manuscript was digitised and can be found on our website along with biographical information about the author Robert Tressell.

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