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Tom Brown's School Days
     

Tom Brown's School Days

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by Thomas Hughes, Louis Rhead (Illustrator)
 

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Tom Brown's School Days

Thomas Hughes

Tom Brown's School Days (sometimes written Tom Brown's Schooldays, also published under the titles Tom Brown at Rugby, School Days at Rugby, and Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby) is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set in the 1830s at Rugby School, a public school for boys. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834

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Tom Brown's School Days

Thomas Hughes

Tom Brown's School Days (sometimes written Tom Brown's Schooldays, also published under the titles Tom Brown at Rugby, School Days at Rugby, and Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby) is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set in the 1830s at Rugby School, a public school for boys. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842.

A main element of the novel is Rugby School, with its traditions, and the reforms that were instituted there by Dr Arnold (1795-1842), the headmaster of the school from 1828 to 1841. He is portrayed as the perfect teacher and counsellor, and as managing everything behind the scenes. In particular, he is the one who "chums" Arthur with Tom.

The central theme of the novel is the development of boys. The symmetrical way in which Tom and Arthur supply each other's deficiencies shows that Hughes believed in the importance of physical development, boldness, fighting spirit, and sociability (Tom's contribution) as well as Christian morality and idealism (Arthur's).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592242832
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
08/26/2003
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
1,389,718
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Thomas Hughes

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Tom Brown's School Days 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and sits on the bleachers. The he chugs five pixie stix and looks around. Anyone on?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leans on the bleachers.
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She fiddled with her hair.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK. Recomended. I read it in a half hour and I'm ten. Abigail van meter Ten-terning-Eleven
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written and entertaining. Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its pretty good i would recomend it for ages 10 and under im 10
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jujujon More than 1 year ago
I am afraid that my review is not good. I was extremely upset and disappointed in this book purchase. I had expected a higher quality from Barnes and Noble. The book was printed without ony pictures on poor quality paper and the backing looked cheap, raw, and looked as if it wouldn't last one reading. The contrast between the print and the white paper made it look unpleasant, dull and difficult to read. My 11year old grandson is an avid reader but he didn't even pick up the book to begin. the cover was plain and not inviting. Because I had it sent to my grandson in another city it took a while before I could visit him and see the book. I am planning to return the book as my grandson has saved the packing slip. I only need to return to his home in Dallas for me to collect the book and papers and send it back. If you have any other questions or comments I am very willing to be available jujujon please contact me by email or phone which I will give if I can send this review directly to B & N and not over a large website. Thanks,