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The Schoolmaster enters the digital age May 16, 2013

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in John Catt Educational news, New releases.
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The Schoolmaster


The Schoolmaster – Arthur Christopher Benson’s classic account of school life at the turn of the 20th century – has now been published as an eBook.

Published by our imprint Peridot Press in both hardback and paperback, it is now available to download on Amazon Kindle.

The Schoolmaster was originally published in 1902. It provides a fascinating insight into the profession, much of which still rings true today.

Benson was born at Wellington College, educated at Eton and Cambridge and spent his life and career at both. He also had a successful career outside of education; he was the editor of Queen Victoria’s letters, a lyricist and a prolific diary writer.

The foreword is written by Tony Little, Head Master of Eton College. He writes: “Benson was a man of many parts, but above all he was a consumate schoolmaster, dedicated, stimulating, idealistic yet wise to the ways of the world, and more importantly to the wiles and needs of teenage schoolboys. His book The Schoolmaster is personal and idiosyncratic and remains one of the best accounts of schoolmastering that has been written. I am delighted to see this work back in print, which for A C Benson is the most fitting memorial.”

To download the eBook, visit its page on the Amazon Kindle Store.



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