Tom browns school days sometimes written tom browns schooldays also published under the titles tom brown at rugby school days at rugby and tom browns school days at rugby is an 1857 novel by thomas hughes the story is set in the 1830s at rugby school a public school for boys hughes attended rugby school from 1834 to 1842. Tom browns schooldays is a semi autobiographical novel by thomas hughes published in 1856 the author himself attended rugby school as a boy it is obvious that the book could only have been written by someone who had experienced life in an english public school firsthand. A great re enactment with a good new talented cast stephen fry puts on his role of jeeves as a rule by the thumb school head master in an almost harry potter type boarding school without the magic but with lots of tragedy. I got to know 3 versions of tom browns schooldays 1940 1951 and 2005 there is also a 1971 version as a tv show but i never saw it of all the versions i got to know my favorite is the one from 1951. Tom browns schooldays by thomas hughes is one of the first if not the first books about boys and adventures in public school life first published in 1857 hughes was looking to write a novel for boys that would tell about the public school life in a right spirit but distinctly aimed at being interesting
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