Scabby Dichson

By: Blaker, Richard

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, dust-soiling and age-toning to page edges, hinges a little weak but still fully intact, 1928 birthday gift inscription on half-title page; paper label on front cover is soiled but intact, but the corresponding spine label is a bit chipped, is peeling off a little at one corner, and has faded almost to the point of unreadability]. Novel about an English schoolboy, following him from early boyhood in India to later adolescence in England. According to a contemporary reviewer, the reader "is able to overlook the steady volley of English slang, the cut-and-driedness of English public school ideals and the occasional absurdity of English schoolboy hobbies," because the title character is so refreshing and likable. (His nickname derives from his liking for "the brown skin on top of rice pudding"; all very well and good for 1928, maybe, but can you imagine the torture a kid today would go through with a name like that?) The same reviewer, however, felt the book would "better serve the average American reader were it not so intensely English and Anglo-Indian," and also found it "rather startling that anyone who can create so delightful an atmosphere of boyhood as [the author] can, should also fill a book with so much rot about sportsmanship and the like."

Title: Scabby Dichson

Author: Blaker, Richard

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: 1st Edition (stated)

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: (c.1928)

Binding: Hardcover 2nd Printing ("B")

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 17653

Keywords: English Public Schools England India Schoolboys