(1822 - 1896)
Thomas Hughes (October 20, 1822 – March 22, 1896) was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown’s School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861).
The Scouring of the White Horse (1859)
A history of the White Horse of The White Horse Vale and of the maintenance of that venerable relic. Read online at archive.org.
Tom Brown at Oxford (1861)
Following his graduation from Rugby, and a long vacation, our hero embarks on his collegiate career. The British first edition is in three volumes. Read for free online at Internet Archive: Volume 1, and Volume 2.
Tom Brown’s School Days (1896)
School days at Rugby by an old boy. Read online at Hathitrust.
Tom Brown’s School Days (1911)
One of the first English boarding school stories set at Rugby and written by an ‘old boy.’ The black and white illustrations are by Rhead, the color by Schoonover. Read online at archive.org.
Tom Brown’s School Days (1956)
A boarding school story set at Rugby, the famous British ‘public school,’ by a former student.