Tom Brown's School Days

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"After Dennis Marsden won an exhibition to St Catherine"s College, Cambridge his parents, solid Labour supporters, ""found supreme happiness sitting on the Backs looking over the river and towards King"s College. For my father, Lord Maulever (of Billy Bunter and the Magnet) might have walked that lawn; Tom Brown must have been there, and the Fifth Form from St Dominic"s. He had read The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green at Oxford, and saw that I had a ""gyp"" (as Verdant Green had a ""scout""). He imagined how my gyp would shakes his head and say (as Verdant Green"s scout always said), ""College Gents will do anything"". All I could say... couldn"t convince my parents that that powerful Cambridge image of my father"s schoolboy reading wasn"t my Cambridge""."

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Notes
See Dennis Marsden in Goldman, 'Breakthrough' pp. 118-19.

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Accessed on 2019/09/20 09:40:53

Related place
England
Related people
Marsden,
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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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Reading experience
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Evidence

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See Dennis Marsden in Goldman, 'Breakthrough' pp. 118-19.

How to cite this record

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/99308
Accessed on 2019/09/20 09:40:53

Related place
England
Related people
Marsden,
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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