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Tom Brown's School Days

By 'An Old Boy' (Thomas Hughes)

1857 - Cambridge - Macmillan and Co.

7" by 5", viii, 420pp

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Tom Brown's School Days, is a a semi-autobiographical work by Thomas Hughes. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s; Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842.

First edition.

Tom Brown's School Days was tremendously influential on the genre of British school novels, which began in the 19th century, it is one of the few still in print from its time.

Thomas Hughes (1822 - 1896) was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857). A sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford, was published in 1861 but is not as well known.

Previous owner's ink inscription to front blank.

CONDITION

In a calf binding. Externally, smart with just minor wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Front hinge very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling mark with heavier spotting to endpapers.

Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED


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