Tom Brown's School Days (sometimes also called Tom Brown's Schooldays) is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s; Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. The novel has been the source for several film and television adaptations.
I read this book as a child and am pleased to say that it is my favourite book. It flows in a wonderful manner and is entertaining all the way through.