English Schoolboy Stories: An Annotated Bibliography of Hardcover Fiction (Hardback)
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English Schoolboy Stories: An Annotated Bibliography of Hardcover Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 229 Pages / Published: 01/06/1992
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A surprising number of classic English authors wrote school stories, from Mary Shelley and Maria Edgeworth through Evelyn Waugh and Stephen Spender. Coverage spans two centuries of fiction set in the endowed private schools called Public Schools in England. Famous works such as Tom Brown's Schooldays by Hughes and Stalky & Co. by Kipling are described, along with books of accomplished but lesser-known writers such as Charles Turley, Eden Phillpotts, Talbot Baines Reed, and Desmond Coke. In addition to their pure entertainment value, these novels preserve a wealth of cultural information: class attitudes, sexual development, sports history, consciousness of Empire, role of the Established Church, study of the Classics. Biographical sketches are provided for most of the authors.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810825727
Number of pages: 229
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 219 x 168 x 19 mm


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...very well documented....The schoolboy genre in England is unique to that country, and this work fills an important place in the bibliography of their private school literature....a 'must' for any research library. * Book Club Of California Quarterly Newsletter *
...does a service... * American Reference Books Annual *
...important... * Book and Magazine Collector *

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