Tom Brown's School Days

Thomas HUGHES (1822 - 1896)

Tom Brown's Schooldays is a novel by Thomas Hughes first published in 1857. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842.

The novel was originally published as being "by an Old Boy of Rugby", and much of it is based on the author's experiences. Tom Brown is largely based on the author's brother, George Hughes; and George Arthur, another of the book's main characters, is based on Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. The fictional Tom's life also resembles the author's in that the culminating event of his school career was a cricket match.

Tom Brown was tremendously influential on the genre of British school novels, which began in the 19th century, and is one of the few still in print. A sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford, was published in 1861 but is not as well known. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): School

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Pt.1 Ch.1 The Brown Family icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 02 Pt.1 Ch.2 The Veast icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 03 Pt.1 Ch.3 Sundry Wars and Alliances icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 04 Pt.1 Ch.4 The Stage Coach icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 05 Pt.1 Ch.5 Rugby and Football icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 06 Pt.1 Ch.6 After the Match icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 07 Pt.1 Ch.7 Settling to the Collar icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 08 Pt 1 Ch 8 The War of Independence icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 09 Pt.1 Ch.9 A Chapter of Accidents icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 10 Pt.2 Ch.1 How the Tide Turned icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 11 Pt.2 Ch.2 The New Boy icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 12 Pt.2 Ch.3 Arthur Makes a Friend icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 13 Pt.2 Ch.4 The Bird-Fanciers icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 14 Pt.2 Ch.5 The Fight icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 15 Pt.2 Ch.6 Fever in the School icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 16 Pt.2 Ch.7 Harry East’s Dilemmas and Deliverances icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 17 Pt.2 Ch.8 Tom Brown’s Last Match icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 18 Pt.2 Ch.9 Finis icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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