Tom Brown's Schooldays

Tom Brown's Schooldays

Book - 1949
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Lively and mischievous, idle and brave, Tom Brown is both the typical boy of his time and the perennial hero celebrated by authors as diverse as Henry Fielding (in Tom Jones) and Alec Waugh (in The Loom of Youth).

The book describes Tom's time at Rugby School from his first football match, through his troubled adolescence when he is savagely bullied by the unspeakable Flashman, to his departure for a wider world as a confident young man. This classic tale of a boy's schooldays under the benevolent eye of the renowned Dr Arnold still retains the appeal for which it was acclaimed on its first publication in 1857.

In its less well-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford, we follow our hero to St Ambrose's College, and, in sharing his undergraduate experiences, gain a vivid impression of university life in the mid nineteenth century.

Publisher: London : Dent; New York: Dutton, 1949.
ISBN: 9781853261084
1853261084
9780460050036
0460050036
Characteristics: 340 p., [8] leaves of plates :,ill. (some col.). --

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DebAK Jan 25, 2016

A nice story, a great book for kids and adults alike.

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lukasevansherman
Sep 20, 2015

I read this rather sentimental and trite coming of age novel for one reason and that is that it inspired one of my favorite series: George MacDonald Fraser's rousing, sardonic, and badly behaved Flashman series. Flashman appears as the school bully and Fraser brilliantly built a long-running series around this ne'er do well. So for the serious Flashman fan, this is of interest, but it will hardly appeal to anyone else, as it's preachy and dull. Originally published in 1857.

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DebAK Jan 25, 2016

DebAK thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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