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Thomas Hughes was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended.
I loved this book when I was thirteen and about to go off to boarding school myself. I highly recommend it.Published 12 months ago by Arthur Bacon
I never would have enjoyed it for its plotline, but its a fascinating look into Victorian schooling, and how children, especially boys, were raised and what thoughts and sentiments... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Victoria Whitney
I loved this book. I'm a real Anglophile and the characters are wonderfully fleshed out. A good book for kids to read too.Published on December 20, 2012 by Patricia Cresswell
I bought "Tom Brown's Schooldays" in supposedly "good" condition. Yes, it was used, but I only needed the book for a class so I didn't really care. I paid $3. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by Yankee Bookworm
One way to classify much English-language fiction is by setting or background theme, and one of these is the coming-of-age novel, about the human process of growing up. Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by Michael K. Smith
Very dissapointed because the add offered two books in one - Tom Browns's Schooldays and Tom Brown at Oxford - and I only got the first one. Why was that so? Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Ramón Núñez-Doval
This is a wonderful book for kids and teens. It's a fantastic coming of age story that's entertained young people for over 150 years. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Marie Martin
This is a great coming of age tale for boys. It takes place in Victorian England and reveals a lot about the society and the attitudes regarding class at that time. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by Ethan Parker
I read this great book only after reading nearly all the Harry Flashman books, I should have read it long ago! Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by M. Thorsson