Rather, I noticed it and the first thing that popped into my head was Tomkinson's Schooldays, from Ripping Yarns. If they're not shooting peas at passers-by and bribing their way out of trouble about it they're throwing stones at other people's livestock and bribing their way out of trouble about it. Victorian or children's literature lovers. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. As usual the film has been interpreted by the film makers. This is the story of a boy, Tom Brown, and his years at Rugby school during the tenure of Thomas Arnold as headmaster, in the early Victorian era. in, Readers Interested in Victorian Children's Literature and/or the School Story. This Specific Edition Is Unreadable - The Story Itself Is Magnificent, Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2018. The point of education is not to learn stuff, but to build character... according to this 19th century classic of a boy's life at an English public (that is, private) school. We’d love your help. Tom Brown is largely based on the author's brother George Hughes. The author’s Christian viewpoint came across quite strongly. 376 pages. Please try again. Its view of early 1800's schools being pretty unique. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2013. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I hate to admit it, but my introduction to young Master Brown was via George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman series. It had some good moments but way too much God bothering overall. Welcome back. [These notes were made in 1984:]. I very very rarely put a book down without finishing it. Some critics have claimed that the Harry Potter books borrow a lot from Tom Brown's School Days. I very very rarely put a book down without finishing it. Character is of course built playing sports, like Rugby football, a sport which in this book resembles a kind of riot with rules, where small boys are pitted against large boys and little or no thought is given to the dangers of concussion, broken limbs, or death. So, a classic, a debut novel (really an only novel) and a singular account of school life in the Victorian era under a very famous headmaster. Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes is one of the first (if not the first) books about boys and adventures in public school life. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The shape is so familiar - from new boy through various troubles to responsible upper-school-man, the whole thing ending with a gala of some sort: in this case, a cricket match. There is a good deal of cricket though! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2016. It went into too much detail about how to play various rough games and sports, none of which I am the least bit interested in. Of course, this was aimed at Victorian boys to inspire them to be better Victorian gentlemen and not to jaded, cynical world weary reprobates like myself. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See TODAY's Tom Brown School Days for SALE, BEST OFFER and Auction; plus Expert Appraisal/Valuation, FREE sales advice and brokerage services, FREE price guide, values, wish list and more - FIND 150+ Specialist categories | Bath Antiques Online - Buy, Sell & Value! Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK, Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost, Dispatch to this address when you check out. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. His parents, convinced that the female authority of his nurse was not enough to keep him in line, sent him to private school at the age of nine. I'M SHOCKED AMAZON IS THE SELLER OF THIS FRAUD POSING AS A REAL EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC BOOK. The book is wonderful - but this specific edition is unreadable. by Oxford World Classics. Movie tie-in edition of Tom Brown's Schooldays, from the Collins Library of Pocket Classics; 6 b&w film-stills and illustrated dustwrapper, all from the R.K.O. The point of education is not to learn stuff, but to build character... according to this 19th century classic of a boy's life at an English public (that is, private) school. Knights of the Bath, A must read for any of the legions of Flashman fanatics (like myself) if only for a better understanding of what George MacDonald Fraser was satirizing in his famous, and infamous Flashman, series. They sure do like to make us suffer. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2019. Turns out that I did like the theme, I think it is reflects perfectly a lot of ideas about education, society and colonial issues in the British culture of the nineteenth century but the author's writing is unbelievable. I love Victorian novels, but I could not get into this one. It was unsurprisingly very short on female characters. Good book, and good value for money, arrived quickly and well packaged. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2018. As an Old Boy, one can only assume that Hughes was well aware of the sexual goings-on, but this is as close as he gets to mentioning them. This is shame as the book is very well written and has some wonderful (if a little flowery) images of the English countryside that are often left out to save time. Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes is one of the first (if not the first) books about boys and adventures in public school life. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2011. Despite the preachiness and rather offensive Toryism, I rather enjoyed this - really the grand-daddy of school-stories. Unlike the Collector's Library edition it contains a couple of footnotes seen in copies from other publishers. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I was surprised by the way this book made me feel like a boy-detesting maiden aunt. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Enjoyable historical read, full of Victorian values, good illustrations and an interesting chapter on the origin of Rugby and American Football. ); and I doubt very much if Flashman the bully was drawn entirely from life. As it is, I read the parts that interested me and the rest, I just don't know what was going on with my head. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Will he survive his first rugger match? I did, however, enjoy Hughes' conversational narration and informal tone, and how he spoke directly to the reader in the second person. I had high expectations because some of my teachers in college talked about it and I was certainly curious. I remember as a young teenager seeing it on television and being shocked by the antics of Flashman. Episodic in nature, the novel's charm for me lay in its Victorian mix of nostalgia and laid back moralism- and the subjects they are taught. A wonderful novel in its own, very original way. An excellent bildungsroman from the 19th century, following the adventures of young Tom Brown just before and during his schooling at Rugby. US hardback version of the popular classic. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Turns out that I did like the theme, I think it is reflects perfectly a lot of ideas about education, society and colonial issues in the British culture of the nineteenth century but the author's writing is unbelievable. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I suppose it is a good snapshot of public school life, but there are many other, and better, novels that are capable of accomplishing the same. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2014, great item Just what I wanted and as described. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. But I was disappointed in the way the book was written. I am struggling a bit with this, the lingo is so outdated to the extent that I am saying to myself "what does he mean?". An excellent bildungsroman from the 19th century, following the adventures of young Tom Brown just before and during his schooling at Rugby. You will enjoy this book provided you are happy to slow down and accept it for what it is, a beautifully written semi-autobiographical story of a middle-class young boy growing into a young man during the 1830s.

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