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Tom Brown's School Days

by Hughes, Thomas

Condition: Good


NY: Hurst & Co. Book. Good. Pictorial Boards. Sixth Edition.. 357 pp. 6 color lithographs by an unidentified artist, including frontispiece. Spine has several spots rubbed down to board and part of gilt title is missing, but image of cricket player still visible. Front cover in tan and blue has design of two schoolboyard in blue uniforms, one sitting on a bench with a cricket bat; his companion seated on the ground. Rear cover darkened. Publication date not stated; probably circa 1910 (Hurst & Co. produced many different editions of the book.) Includes Preface to 6th edition, in which the author defends his right to be preachy. Tale of an English lad who goes off to boarding school. and has various adventures, including fights with bullies, cricket rivalries and pranks played on professors. An influential juvenile novel that established a role model for youthful masculinity, emphasizing sportsmanship and self-defense. Basis for later films. Includes Part 1 and Part 2, 9 chapters in each. No markings in text. (FYI, a good reference for browsing the dozens of reprints of this book, which lacked a copyright, can be found at the Henry Artemus web site). Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..


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