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dc.contributor.authorHale, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-10T09:28:00Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationNew Voices in Classical Reception Studies (3), p. 47-60en
dc.identifier.issn1750-6581en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2092en
dc.description.abstractThe night before Tom Brown starts school at Rugby he and his father, Squire Brown, stay at the Peacock Inn in Islington. While Tom sleeps upstairs, the Squire smokes a cheroot in the snug, musing on how to advise his son about life at school: "Shall I tell him to mind his work, and say he's sent to school to make himself a good scholar? Well but he isn't sent to school for that - at any rate, not for that mainly. I don't care a straw for Greek particles or the digamma; no more does his mother [...] If he'll only turn out a brave, helpful, truth-telling Englishman and a gentleman and a Christian, that's all I want." (Sanders (ed.) 1989: 73-4). For the Squire, the classical curriculum is not an end in itself. He stresses instead morals, manners, religious observance, and patriotism as the desirable outcomes of a public school education. Tom will indeed 'turn out' from Rugby having demonstrated that he has all these virtues. But, though he will be a 'truth-telling Englishman', he will not be a scholar. Yet it is scholarship in public school stories that I examine in this article, for, though Tom Brown does not become a 'good scholar', "Tom Brown's Schooldays" and other novels like it take care to emphasize the importance of good scholarship, particularly scholarship in Latin and Greek, in forming good character.en
dc.description.tableofcontentshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/ClassicalStudies/GreekPlays/newvoices/issue%203/issue3index.htmen
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherOpen Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofNew Voices in Classical Reception Studiesen
dc.titleClassics as a Test of Character in Victorian Public School Storiesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsEnglish Languageen
local.contributor.firstnameElizabethen
local.subject.for2008200302 English Languageen
local.subject.seo2008950203 Languages and Literatureen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailehale@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:6851en
local.publisher.placeLondon, United Kingdomen
local.format.startpage47en
local.format.endpage60en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.issue3en
local.contributor.lastnameHaleen
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleClassics as a Test of Character in Victorian Public School Storiesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/ClassicalStudies/GreekPlays/newvoices/issue%203/Hale.pdfen
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