My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life

By: Talbot Baines Reed
Published By: Double9 Books
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"My Friend Smith: A Story of School and City Life" by Talbot Baines Reed is a classic Victorian coming-of-age tale that explores the dynamics of friendship, adventure, and education in the bustling backdrop of London. Set in a boarding school, the narrative follows the journey of youthful protagonists as they navigate the challenges and adventures of adolescence amidst the urban landscape of Victorian England. At its core, the novel delves into the intricacies of school life, depicting the bonds of friendship forged in the crucible of shared experiences and youthful camaraderie. Against the backdrop of bustling London streets, the characters embark on thrilling adventures, exploring the city and discovering the richness of urban life. Reed skillfully captures the essence of Victorian childhood and adolescence, portraying the characters' growth and development as they grapple with the complexities of school and city life. Through vivid descriptions and rich characterizations, the novel immerses readers in the social dynamics of the era, offering a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of youth in Victorian England. Ultimately, "My Friend Smith" is a timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and coming-of-age, resonating with readers across generations with its universal themes and vivid portrayal of Victorian society.

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Talbot Baines Reed

Talbot Baines Reed was an English author of boys' fiction who lived from April 3, 1852, to November 28, 1893. He created a type of school stories that lasted until the middle of the 20th century. The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's is one of his most well-known works. He often and regularly wrote for The Boy's Own Paper (B.O.P.). Most of his writing was first published there. Reed became a well-known typefounder through his family's business. He also wrote the standard work on the subject, History of the Old English Letter Foundries. John Reed was a colonel in Oliver Cromwell's army during the English Civil War. The Reed family came from him. Their home was in Maiden Newton, which is in the county of Dorset. They moved to London at the end of the 18th century. Andrew Reed (1787–1862), Talbot Reed's grandpa, was a minister in the Congregational Church and the founder of many charitable organizations, such as the London Orphan Asylum and a hospital for people who could not get better. He was also a well-known hymn writer. His "Spirit Divine, attend our prayers" can still be found in many hymnals today. Talbot Baines Reed grew up in a happy family where Charles Reed was very religious and thought that tough outdoor games were the best way to raise boys.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 360pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363053962
  • ISBN-13: 9789363053960
  • Item Weight: 468g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.7mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Coming of Age