Tom Brown's School Days|
Macmillan, Paperback, 31 December, 1979
Authors: Thomas Hughes, Arthur Hughes, Sydney Prior Hall
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I read Tom Brown's School Days after being told that all other school stories stem from this one. It's fantastic, informative and very entertaining.
Don't be put off, until Tom actually gets to school it's rather dull (about the first four chapters). But when he gets there, everything 'comes to life.' It's enormous fun and at times moving (such as when one of the boys dies or when East becomes a Christian). It's really marvellous. The sequel (Tom Brown at Oxford) is OK, but a bit long winded, and I certainly could never agree with Tom's choice of marriage partner).