A classic of Victorian literature, and one of the earliest books
written specifically for boys, Tom Brown's Schooldays has long had
an influence well beyond the middle-class, public school world that
it describes. An active social reformer, Hughes wrote with a
freshness, a lack of cant, and a kind, relaxed tolerance which
keeps this novel refreshingly distinct from other schoolboy
adventures. This edition is the only one available, and comes with
the outstanding 1869 illustrations by Arthur Hughes.