The Schoolboy’s Story by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1853
The Schoolboy's Story Synopsis
"The Schoolboy's Story" is a short story by Charles Dickens. It was published in 1853 in the Christmas Edition of Dickens' weekly journal Household Words.
The protagonist, known as Old Cheeseman, was a former Latin Master. He was once a student and had a good relationship with the other students until he earned the position of Latin Master. He is considered a "traitor" for sharing information with the higher-ups. As a result, his friend formed a group called a Society to oppose Cheeseman, with a young boy named Bob serving as the President. Their act of ignoring the Old Cheeseman took a toll on him.
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Being rather young at present--I am getting on in years, but still I am rather young--I have no particular adventures of my own to fall back upon. It wouldn't much interest anybody here, I suppose, to know what a screw the Reverend is, or what a griffin SHE is, or how they do stick it into parents--particularly hair-cutting, and medical attendance.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the world's most well-known and beloved authors. Born in 1812, his work has earned him a place as one of the greatest novelists of all time. Dickens left behind an incredible body of work, including classics such as Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist.
Dickens was born into a family with financial struggles, and he was forced to leave school at age twelve to help support his family. His experiences during those early years were formative for his later writings, which often dealt with the injustices suffered by the poor. He wrote some 15 novels throughout his lifetime, along with hundreds of short stories and other works. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.