Friday, September 19, 2008

The 25 best boarding school books

At the London Times, Sarah Ebner named her top 25 boarding school books.

A couple of titles from her list:
2) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

This is a very different book to many of the others on the list, and the school is not its main focus, Mr Rochester takes care of that. But whatever the other many attractions of this book, Jane's time at Lowood Academy will stay in a reader's mind for a long, long time.

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4) The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

These modern books have put boarding schools finally back on the map - albeit by inventing one which is full of mortal danger, magic and adventure. The films may be good, but the books are so much better.
Read about two American novels that made Ebner's list.

--Marshal Zeringue