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The Lawrenceville Stories Series

A series of novels about an American boys’ boarding school written in the early twentieth century by Owen McMahon Johnson. The Lawrenceville School was founded in 1810 and is still doing business at the old stand in Lawrence, New Jersey.


Books in the The Lawrenceville Stories series:

The Prodigious Hickey (1909)

The first of the boarding school stories set at Lawrenceville in the era after the end of caning, when “between masters and students there was an armed and exceedingly wary neutrality.” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston
Henry Raleigh
Frederic Dorr Steele

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The Humming Bird (1910)

A collection of stories, mainly about baseball. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): F. R. Gruger

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The Varmint (1910)

Adventures at a boys’ boarding school - more football than baseball. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): F. R. Gruger

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The Tennessee Shad (1911)

The Prodigious Hickey has moved on but life continues at The Lawrenceville School. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): F. R. Gruger

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Stover at Yale (1912)

Having graduated Lawrenceville School, Dink Stover matriculates at Yale. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): Arthur Covey
F. R. Gruger

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Skippy Bedelle (1922)

Further adventures of the Lawrenceville School inmates. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): Ernest Fuhr

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