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''Tom Brown's Schooldays'', written by Thomas Hughes and published in 1857, is one of the classics of the BoardingSchool genre. The main character is eleven-year-old Tom Brown, the son of well-to-do country squire.

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''Tom Brown's Schooldays'', written by Thomas Hughes and published in 1857, is one of the classics of the BoardingSchool genre. The main character is eleven-year-old Tom Brown, the son of a well-to-do country squire.


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* RugbyUnion - Well, not quite. The book depicts Rugby in its more original, basic form as played by school boys at Rugby.


Parodies include "Tompkinson's Schooldays" in ''RippingYarns'', "Tim Brown's Schooldays" in ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', the first episode of ''Radio/BleakExpectations'' and the boarding school sequence in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''{{Discworld/Pyramids}}''.

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Parodies include "Tompkinson's Schooldays" in ''RippingYarns'', ''Series/RippingYarns'', "Tim Brown's Schooldays" in ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', the first episode of ''Radio/BleakExpectations'' and the boarding school sequence in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''{{Discworld/Pyramids}}''.


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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman - To various degrees, most of the upper-class British characters that form the focus of the story.



* QuintessentialBritishGentleman - To various degrees, most of the upper-class British characters that form the focus of the story.


* BaseballEpisode - Make that {{Cricket}}. These are English boys, after all.

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* BaseballEpisode - Make that {{Cricket}}.UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}. These are English boys, after all.


The early chapters of the novel deal with Tom Brown's childhood at his home in the Vale of White Horse. Tom Brown's first school year was at a local school. His second year started at a private school, but due to an epidemic of fever in the area, all the school's boys were sent home, and Tom was transferred mid-term to Rugby School, where he made acquaintance with the adults and boys who lived at the school and in its environs. On his arrival at Rugby, the Tom Brown is looked after by a more experienced classmate, Harry "Scud" East. Soon after, Tom and East become the targets of a bully named Flashman.

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The early chapters of the novel deal with Tom Brown's childhood at his home in the Vale of White Horse. Tom Brown's first school year was at a local school. His second year started at a private school, but due to an epidemic of fever in the area, all the school's boys were sent home, and Tom was transferred mid-term to Rugby School, where he made acquaintance with the adults and boys who lived at the school and in its environs. On his arrival at Rugby, the Tom Brown is looked after by a more experienced classmate, Harry "Scud" East. Soon after, Tom and East become the targets of a bully named Flashman.
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GeorgeMacDonaldFraser has written an entire series purporting to reveal what the bully {{Flashman}} got up to after he left school.

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GeorgeMacDonaldFraser Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser has written an entire series purporting to reveal what the bully {{Flashman}} Literature/{{Flashman}} got up to after he left school.


The book has been highly influencial, creating the BoardingSchool genre which also includes well known works such as ''GoodbyeMrChips'' and the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.

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The book has been highly influencial, creating the BoardingSchool genre which also includes well known works such as ''GoodbyeMrChips'' ''[[Film/GoodbyeMrChips Goodbye, Mr. Chips]]'' and the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.

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