Tom Brown's Schooldays (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Thomas Hughes | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140621326 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Fluffy-Owl of Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on 3/9/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, March 09, 2008
Bought for 15p (!!) from a shop in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

From the blurb:

"Tom Brown's transformation from timid, homesick schoolboy to robust, manly student is an enduringly popular classic that has defined the upper-class schoolboy of the nineteenth century to the world.

"When Tom Brown leaves his Berkshire home for Rugby, he is a nervous outsider, unfamiliar with boisterous games and strict discipline of the public-school system. Sufferingly bitterly at the hands of the cowardly, sneering bully Flashman, Tom's physical courage, sportsmanship, loyalty and patriotism - qualities encouraged by the much-revered headmaster - make him a hero with whom many young readers can identify.

"Hughes drew heavily on his own schooldays to create Tom Brown's Schooldays and in doing so condemned the bullying and praised the qualities that prevailed. His most famous work created real, believable characters in Tom, Flashman, East and their companions, and exerted a strong influence on the public-school ethos of the last century."

Released 5 yrs ago (5/17/2014 UTC) at Dr Barnado's Charity Shop in Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom


I donated a bag of books to this charity shop today. I'm moving house soon and having a clear-out, I've had these books on my shelf for a while so it's time to find a new home for them.

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