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Noonan [formerly Croker], Robert Philippe [pseud. Robert Philippe Tressell]locked

(1870–1911)
  • Patrick Renshaw

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Noonan [formerly Croker], Robert Philippe [pseud. Robert Philippe Tressell] (1870–1911), author, was born Robert Philippe Croker on 18 April 1870 at 37 Wexford Street, Dublin. But the vastly influential novel for which he is known—The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists—was published posthumously and his true identity remained hidden until forty years after his death. He was the illegitimate son of ...

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