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Thomas Anstey Guthrie (8 August 1856 – 10 March 1934) was an English author (writing as F. Anstey), most noted for his comic novel ''Vice Versa'' about a boarding-school boy and his father exchanging identities. His reputation was confirmed by ''The Tinted Venus'' and many humorous parodies in ''Punch'' magazine. Early life and family He was born in Kensington, London, to Augusta Amherst Austen, an organist and composer, and Thomas Anstey Guthrie. He was educated at King's College School and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and was called to the bar in 1880. Guthrie married and his younger brother was the physician Leonard Guthrie (1858–1918).GUTHRIE, Leonard George (1858–1918).
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Vice Versa (novel)
''Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers'' is a comic novel by Thomas Anstey Guthrie, writing under the pseudonym "F. Anstey", first published in 1882. The title originates from the Latin phrase "List of Latin phrases: V#vice versa, vice versa", meaning "the other way around". Set in Victorian era, Victorian London, via a magic stone from India a father and son switch places, thus live each other’s lives, and gain a better understanding for each other before they switch back. Plot summary Set in contemporary Victorian era, Victorian times, the novel concerns businessman Paul Bultitude and his son Dick. Dick is about to leave home to return to a boarding school run by the Caning, cane-wielding headmaster, Dr. Grimstone. Bultitude, seeing his son's fear of returning to school, asserts that schooldays are the best years of a boy's life, and how he wishes he were the one going. At this point, thanks to a magic stone brought by an uncle from India which grants the possessor one wish, ...
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