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25 school stories everyone should read
Tom Brown's Schooldays
"Classic of the genre, set at Rugby School in the 1830s."
The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
"Follows the Thomas Hughes tradition a generation later. Hugely influential."
Eric, Or, Little by Little (Dodo Press)
"Excruciating Victorian moralising. Horrifyingly popular in its day."
"Dickens's most autobiographical work. Quail before headmaster Creakle of Salem House."
"Headmaster Wackford Squeers is one of the all-time great comic grotesques."
"Lowood school is to education as Adolf Hitler was to world peace.."
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
"Tom Sawyer is a reluctant pupil in Missouri in the 1840s."
Stalky and Co.
"Stalky, Beetle and McTurk, at boarding school in the 1880s."
Loom of Youth
"English boarding-school life in the years before the Great War."
The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) (Penguin Classics)
"Extraordinary and unclassifiable. Features a small French rural school around 1900."
A Fourth Form Friendship
"Jolly hockey sticks at a girls' boarding school before the Great War."
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Describes life in a strict Irish Catholic school around 1900."
A Clergyman's Daughter (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Dorothy Hare teaches at a joyless girls' school between the Wars."
Goodbye Mr Chips
"Nostalgic story of boarding-school life around 1870 to the Great War."
To Serve Them All My Days
"Set between the Wars, seems to take up where Mr Chips left off."
Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Paul Pennyfeather works at a small Welsh boarding school in the 1920s."
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
"Fat, greedy, scheming Bunter tries to stay out of trouble at boarding school between the Wars."
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A progressive teacher falls foul of a conservative school establishment in the 1930s."
Jennings Goes To School
"Fossilised fish-hooks! Published 1950, a boy's-eye view of boarding school."
Molesworth (Penguin Modern Classics)
"The "goriller of 3B" and "curse of St Custard's" lampoons 1950s school life."
No Boats on Bannermere
"Published 1949, set in a contemporary day school, and features both sexes."
"First published in book form in 1949. Comic tales of a hapless schoolmaster."
The Happiest Days
"Comic boy's-eye take on school life in the 1960s."
Black Swan Green
"A tough year in the life of a 13-year-old schoolboy in the early 1980s."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Humdrum tale of life at a typical school of witchcraft and wizardry"
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