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Tom Playfair; or Making a Start

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Francis J. Finn


Tom Playfair; Or Making a Start is a book by a Roman Catholic priest, originally published in 1890, and written for youth ages 9-12.The stor…

The School For Scandal

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy was first performed in 1777 and focuses on the intrigues and scandals of the British upper classes. Lady …

Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall

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Alice B. Emerson


In this, the second book of the Ruth Fielding series, Ruth goes to boarding school with her best friend Helen. When they get there, Ruth sta…

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School


Various


University of Oxford Podcasts

My School Days

Read by Cori Samuel


E. Nesbit


A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories a…

Lessons on Manners for Home and School Use

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Edith E. Wiggin


It is true that good manners, like good morals, are best taught by the teacher's example. It is also true that definite lessons, in which th…

What Katy Did at School (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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Susan Coolidge


Following Katy's recovery in What Katy Did, Katy and Clover go to Hillsover, a boarding school. Together with their new friend Rosamond Redd…

Dean's Seminar Series: Saïd Business School


Various


University of Oxford Podcasts

Doctor Wortle's School

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Anthony Trollope


Anthony Trollope’s fortieth novel, published in 1881, concerns a respectable Christian boys’ school whose proprietor unknowingly hires a wom…

The Intelligence of School Children

Read by Leon Harvey


Lewis Terman


This book has been written for the rank and file of teachers, school supervisors, and normal-school students. Its purpose is to illustrate t…

Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School

Read by Christine Blachford


Jessie Graham Flower


Being a good and loyal friend is not easy, and Grace learns it the hard way. But, as in all children's books, good triumphs over evil. (Summ…

Highacres (Dramatic Reading)

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Jane D. Abbott


The story of a young mountain girl and her first year of city living and going to a high school. She knows nothing of town life, but she had…

The School for Wives

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Molière


In 1661 and 1662 Moliere presented the plays The School for Husbands and then The School for Wives (this one). "The central situations …

Pixie O'Shaughnessy

Read by Judi Mason


Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey


The first of a trilogy for girls which introduces Pixie O'Shaughnessy. She is sent to boarding school in England from her native Ireland, fu…

Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School; or, Fast Friends in the Sororities …

Read by Christine Blachford


Jessie Graham Flower


In "Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School"; Or, "Fast Friends in the Sororities," the girl chums will appear as mem…

Dorothy Dale At Glenwood School

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Margaret Penrose


The second book in the Dorothy Dale series, in which Dorothy and her friends have an unfortunate encounter, which has long-lasting implicati…

The Little Colonel at Boarding-School

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Annie Fellows Johnston


Because of the illness of her grandfahter, Lloyd Sherman, the Little Colonel, finds herself being sent off to boarding school from her home …

Briarwood Girls

Read by Linda Velwest


Julia Lestarjette Glover


Kindred Spirits return for their Sophomore year at Briarwood College. There's a new girl who upsets the status quo. (Introduction by Linda V…

Miss Ashton's New Pupil

Read by Abigail Rasmussen


Sarah Stuart Robbins


Marion Park, the daughter of missionaries, is sent to Miss Ashton's boarding school. There she meets with many young girls and together they…

Baseball Joe on the School Nine

Read by Donald Cummings


Howard R. Garis


"Baseball Joe" Matson's great ambition is to go to boarding school and play on the school team, in this second volume of the Base…

The Rebel of the School

Read by Elaine Webb


L. T. Meade


Kathleen O'Hara is a young pretty girl sent to school in England from Ireland by her father to get a good education, but Kathleen has other …

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