Author best remembered for 'Tom Brown's Schooldays,' published in 1857. Later in his life he founded the community of Rugby in Tennessee, USA, to be a cooperative, class-free society where Britain's younger sons of gentry could build a new community through agriculture, temperance and high Christian principles.
Short biography and online text of "Tom Brown's Schooldays." From the Free Library site.
Short biography and photo of the novelist, reformist and jurist (1822-1896), from Spartacus Educational Encyclopedia.
Online text of Thomas Hughes' novel.
Descriptions of the game of rugby from the pages of the book about life at Rugby School in the 1830s.
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