Stalky & Co. Book Summary and Study Guide

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Stalky and his two friends, Beetle and McTurk, attend an English bording school during the mid 19th century. They don't take their studies very seriously and spend most of their time waging war on their professors. Each chapter is a different episode in their school experience, describing how they treat new teachers, deal with the old ones, and still have time to laze around. Some of the stories include their revenge on another school house that insulted their hygiene, how they tricked some teachers who had planned on catching them breaking the rules, and in the last chapter it tells how as adults they turned out all right even though their teachers thought they were delinquents. The story is semi-autobiographical of Kipling's own school experience.   
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 ()

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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