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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: School Novel

Description: These novels depict students and teachers at schools, such as Eton or Rugby.

References: Benjamin Watson, English Schoolboy Stories: An Annotated Bibliography of Hardcover Fiction (Scarecrow Press, 1992)

  1. Charles Dickens.  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.
  2. Benjamin Disraeli.  Coningsby: or, The New Generation.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1844.
  3. Albert Richard Smith.  The Fortunes of the Scattergood Family.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1845.
  4. Charlotte Brontë.  Jane Eyre: An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1847.
  5. Jane Alice Sargant.  The Broken Arm: A National School Story.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1847.
  6. Frank Smedley.  Frank Fairlegh: or, Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil.  1 vol.  London: Arthur Hall, 1850.
  7. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The Cherry Stones: or, Charlton School. A Tale for Youth.  1 vol.  London: Rivington, 1851.
  8. Jane Margaret Hooper.  Recollections of Mrs. Anderson's School: A Book for Girls.  1 vol.  London: Arthur Hall, 1851.
  9. George Simpson.  Revelations of School Life.  2 vol.  London: Hope, 1853.
  10. Charlotte Brontë.  Villette.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1853.
  11. Edwina Jane Burbury.  The Grammar School Boys: A Tale of School-Boy Life.  1 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1854.
  12. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The First of June: or, Schoolboy Rivalry. A Second Tale of Charlton School.  1 vol.  London: Rivington, 1856.
  13. Thomas Hughes.  Tom Brown's School Days.  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1857.
  14. Frederic William Farrar.  Eric: or, Little by Little. A Tale of Roslyn School.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1858.
  15. William Henry Giles Kingston.  Ernest Bracebridge: or, Schoolboy Days.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1860.
  16. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Schoolboy Honour: A Tale of Halminster College.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1861.
  17. Ellen Wood.  The Channings.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1862.
  18. Frederic William Farrar.  St. Winifred's: or, The World of School.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1862.
  19. David Dixon.  Davy's School Days: or, Deeds Speak Louder than Words.  1 vol.  London: Dean and Son, 1862.
  20. Theophilus Woolmer.  How it was done at Stow School.  1 vol.  London: Hamilton, 1862.
  21. Richard Seymour Conway Chermside.  Ned Locksley the Etonian: or, The Only Son.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1863.
  22. Rev. James Pycroft.  Dragons' Teeth.  2 vol.  London: L. Booth, 1863.
  23. James Grant.  Dick Rodney: or, The Adventures of an Eton Boy.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1863.
  24. Amelia B. Edwards.  Barbara's History.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864.
  25. Emily Bickersteth.  School and Home: or, Leaves from a Boy's Journal. A Tale for Schoolboys.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1864.
  26. Samuel Bracebridge Hemyng.  Eton School Days.  1 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1864.
  27. George MacDonald.  Alec Forbes of Howglen.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865.
  28. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The White Brunswickers: or, Reminiscences of School-boy Life.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1865.
  29. Samuel Bracebridge Hemyng.  Butler Burke at Eton.  1 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1865.
  30. Ascott R. Hope.  Oudendale: A Story of Schoolboy Life.  1 vol.  London: William Macintosh, 1865.
  31. Ascott R. Hope.  The Lycee Boys: or, School Life in France.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: William Oliphant and Co., 1866.
  32. Ascott R. Hope.  Arthur Fortescue: or, The Schoolboy Hero.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter, and Co., 1866.
  33. Ellen Wood.  Orville College: A Story.  2 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1867.
  34. Percy H. Fitzgerald.  School Days at Saxonhurst.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1867.
  35. Elizabeth Darby Eiloart.  Ernie at School: and What Came of his Going There.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1867.
  36. William Henry Giles Kingston.  Foxholme Hall: A Legend of Christmas and Other Amusing Tales for Boys.  1 vol.  London: Virtue, 1867.
  37. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Barford Bridge: or, Schoolboy Trials.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1868.
  38. Anna Jane Buckland.  Lily and Nannie at School: A Story for Little Girls.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1868.
  39. Ascott R. Hope.  Mr. Leslie's Stories.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: William Oliphant and Co., 1868.
  40. Thomas Simmons.  Oakdale Grange: A Tale of School Life for Boys.  1 vol.  London: Bull, Simmons, and Co., 1870.
  41. Ascott R. Hope.  My Schoolboy Friends: A Story of Westminster Grammar School.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1870.
  42. Frank Paddon.  The School-Boy Days of Eustace Lambert.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1871.
  43. Ascott R. Hope.  Stories about Boys.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  44. Ascott R. Hope.  Stories of French School Life.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1871.
  45. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The Winborough Boys: or, Ellerslie Park.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1872.
  46. Ascott R. Hope.  George's Enemies: A Sequel to "My Schoolboy Friends".  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1872.
  47. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The Doctor's Birthday: or, The Force of Example. A Third Tale of Charlton School.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1873.
  48. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Walter's Friend: or, Big Boys and Little Ones. A Fourth Tale of Charlton School.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1873.
  49. Ascott R. Hope.  Stories of Whitminster.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1873.
  50. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The Chief of the School: or, Schoolboy Ambition. A Tale of Nethercourt.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1874.
  51. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Wroxby College: or, The Luscombe Prize. A Tale of Boy Life..  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1874.
  52. Marianne Parrott.  Tales of Village School-Boys.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1874.
  53. Ascott R. Hope.  A Peck of Troubles: An Account of Certain Misfortunes which Happened to Certain Young People of Whitminster.  1 vol.  London: Sunday School Union, 1874.
  54. Henry William Pullen.  The Ground Ash: A Public School Story.  1 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1874.
  55. Henry Watkins Green.  Walter Lee: A Story of Marlborough College.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1876.
  56. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The Boys of Westonbury: or, The Monitorial System.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1878.
  57. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  The Lost Rifle: or, Schoolboy Faction. A Second Tale of Nethercourt.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1880.
  58. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  School-Days at Kingscourt: A Tale of 1803.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1881.
  59. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Who Did It?: or, Holmwood Priory.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1881.
  60. Anthony Trollope.  Dr. Wortle's School: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1881.
  61. Richard Marsh.  Dorrincourt: The Story of a Term There.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1881.
  62. Richard Marsh.  Boxall School: A Tale of Schoolboy Life.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1881.
  63. F. Anstey.  Vice Versa: or, A Lesson to Fathers.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1882.
  64. Emma Leslie.  Charley's Log: A Story of Schoolboy Life.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1882.
  65. Richard Marsh.  The Belton Scholarship: A Chapter from the Life of George Denton.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1882.
  66. Richard Marsh.  Expelled: Being the Story of a Young Gentleman.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1882.
  67. Julia Bachope Goddard.  The New Boy at Merriton: A Story of School Life.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1882.
  68. Lewis Hough.  Dr. Jolliffe's Boys: A Tale of Weston School.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1884.
  69. Jessie Margaret Edmonston Saxby.  Ben Hanson: A Story of George Watson's College.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1884.
  70. Ascott R. Hope.  Stories out of School-Time.  1 vol.  London: James Hogg, 1884.
  71. Talbot Baines Reed.  "Follow my Leader": or, The Boys of Templeton. A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1885.
  72. Arthur Noel Malan.  Schooldays at Highfield House.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1885.
  73. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Charlie Lucken at School and College.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1886.
  74. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Who was Philip?: A Tale of Public School Life.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1886.
  75. Thomas Street Millington.  Some of our Fellows: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1886.
  76. Margaret Scott Haycraft.  The New Headmaster: or, Little Speedwell's Victory.  1 vol.  London: T. Woolmer, 1886.
  77. Talbot Baines Reed.  The Willoughby Captains: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1887.
  78. Talbot Baines Reed.  The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1887.
  79. Harriett Boultwood.  Acting on the Square: A Schoolboy's Diary.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1887.
  80. Ascott R. Hope.  The Seven Wise Scholars.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1887.
  81. Harriett Boultwood.  Up to the Mark?: A School-boy's Story.  1 vol.  London: J. F. Shaw, 1888.
  82. Arthur Noel Malan.  Ernest Fairfield: or, Two Terms at St. Andrew's.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1888.
  83. Ascott R. Hope.  Schoolboy Stories.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1888.
  84. Talbot Baines Reed.  My Friend Smith: A Story of School and City Life.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1889.
  85. Harriett Boultwood.  The Dunce of the School.  1 vol.  London: George Cauldwell, 1890.
  86. George Manville Fenn.  Burr Junior: His Struggles and Studies at Old Browne's School.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1891.
  87. Margaret Scott Haycraft.  Brookside School: A Story.  1 vol.  London: Charles H. Kelly, 1891.
  88. Walter Charles Rhoades.  Our Fellows at St. Mark's: A School Story.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1891.
  89. Talbot Baines Reed.  The Cock-house at Fellsgarth.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1893.
  90. Walter Sweetman.  Schoolfellows' Stories.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1893.
  91. Ascott R. Hope.  Cap and Gown Comedy: A Schoolmaster's Stories.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1893.
  92. Talbot Baines Reed.  The Master of the Shell.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1894.
  93. Amy Key Clarke.  The Ravensworth Scholarship: A High School Story for Girls.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1894.
  94. Arthur James Daniels.  Told out of School: or, Humorous Stories of School Life.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1894.
  95. Horace Gordon Hutchinson.  Peter Steele, the Cricketer.  1 vol.  Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1895.
  96. Charles Harold Avery.  The School's Honour and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Sunday School Union, 1895.
  97. Charles Harold Avery.  An Old Boy's Yarns: or, School Tales for Past and Present Boys.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1895.
  98. William Patrick Kelly.  Schoolboys Three: A Story.  1 vol.  London: Downey, 1895.
  99. Patrick Augustine Sheehan.  Geoffrey Austin: Student.  1 vol.  Dublin: M. H. Gill and Sons, 1895.
  100. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  School and University: or, Dolph Woolward.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1896.
  101. Charles Harold Avery.  A Boy all Over.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1896.
  102. Charles Harold Avery.  Frank's First Term: or, Making a Man of Him.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1896.
  103. Andrew Home.  From Fag to Monitor: or, Fighting to the Front.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1896.
  104. Andrew Home.  Through Thick and Thin: The Story of a School Campaign.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1896.
  105. Fred Whishaw.  Gubbins Minor and Some Other Fellows: A Story of School Life.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1897.
  106. Andrew Home.  Exiled from School: or, For the Sake of a Chum.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1897.
  107. Florence Coombe.  A Chum Worth Having: The Story of Hector's Friends.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1897.
  108. Louisa Caroline Silke.  School Life at Bartram's.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1897.
  109. Walter Charles Rhoades.  Two Scapegraces: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Archibald Constable, 1898.
  110. Ascott R. Hope.  Hero and Heroine: The Story of a First Year at School.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1898.
  111. Eden Phillpotts.  The Human Boy.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1899.
  112. Rudyard Kipling.  Stalky and Co..  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1899.
  113. Charles Harold Avery.  The Dormitory Flag.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1899.
  114. Charles Harold Avery.  Stolen or Strayed.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1899.
  115. Charles Harold Avery.  The Triple Alliance: Its Trials and Triumphs.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1899.
  116. A. W. Clarke.  Jaspar Tristram: A Story.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1899.
  117. Patrick Augustine Sheehan.  The Triumph of Failure: A Sequel to "Geoffrey Austin, Student".  1 vol.  London: Burns and Oates, 1899.
  118. Andrew Home.  The Spy in the School: A Tale of Two Chums.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1899.
  119. Frederick Harrison.  The Choir School of St. Bede's.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1899.
  120. Charles Harold Avery.  Mobsley's Mohicans: A Tale of Two Terms.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1900.
  121. Andrew Home.  The Story of a School Conspiracy.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1900.
  122. Gilbert Swift.  Somerley, School-Boy and Undergraduate.  1 vol.  London: Elliot Stock, 1900.
  123. Arthur Chandler.  Tom Andrews: A Story of Board School Life.  1 vol.  London: Elliot Stock, 1900.
  124. Walter Charles Rhoades.  The Boy from Cuba: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1900.
  125. Edith King Hall.  That Examination Paper!: A Story for Girls.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1900.
  126. Frederick Harrison.  Wynport College: A Story of School Life.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1900.
  127. Arthur James Daniels.  Winning a Prize: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Ernest Nister, 1900.
  128. Arthur James Daniels.  A Secret that Strayed.  1 vol.  London: Ernest Nister, 1900.
  129. Andrew Home.  The Fellow who Won: A Tale of School Life.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1900.
  130. Florence Coombe.  Jack of Both Sides: The Story of a School War.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1900.
  131. Florence Coombe.  Boys of the Priory School.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1900.
  132. Helen Atteridge.  To School and Away.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1900.
  133. Charles Harold Avery.  Heads or Tails: The Story of a Friendship.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1901.
  134. Charles Harold Avery.  A Toast-Fag: And Other Stories.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1901.
  135. Robert Stanly Warren Bell.  Tales of Greyhouse.  1 vol.  London: George Newnes, 1901.
  136. Andrew Home.  Out of Bounds: A Series of School Stories.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1901.
  137. Frederick Harrison.  From Playground to Battlefield.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1901.
  138. Florence Coombe.  For the Old School.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1901.