Parkhurst Boys, and Other Stories of School Life

By: Talbot Baines Reed
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Parkhurst Boys, and Other Stories of School Life" by Talbot Baines Reed epitomizes classic children's literature set in the Victorian era, focusing on the adventures, camaraderie, and character development of boys in a British boarding school. Through tales of friendship and coming of age, Reed delves into the intricacies of education and discipline, imparting moral lessons along the way. Each story encapsulates the essence of youth fiction, weaving together themes of adventure and personal growth within the structured environment of a boarding school. Within the confines of Parkhurst School, readers witness the bonds formed between the boys, forged through shared experiences and challenges. Reed skillfully navigates the complexities of school life, illustrating the importance of friendship and the impact of discipline on character development. As the protagonists embark on various escapades, they navigate obstacles that test their resolve and shape their moral compass. Through vivid storytelling and richly drawn characters, "Parkhurst Boys" offers a glimpse into a bygone era, capturing the spirit of Victorian Britain and the timeless struggles of adolescence. Reed's enduring work continues to resonate with readers, serving as a timeless reminder of the transformative power of education, friendship, and the journey to maturity.

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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: 262pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363056007
  • ISBN-13: 9789363056008
  • Item Weight: 340.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.6mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary