- Title Pages
- Note on Pricing
- Chapter One An Idealistic Cynic and the Birth of a System 1382–1603
- Chapter Two Earls and Shoemakers 1611–1767
- Chapter Three Of Frogs and Men 1768–1827
- Chapter Four ‘First-Character. Second-Physique. Third-Intelligence.’ 1828–1869
- Chapter Five ‘The Monastic System is Getting on My Nerves.’ 1870–1902
- Chapter Six Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts 1902–1945
- Chapter Seven Embracing the Examination Incubus 1945–1979
- Chapter Eight A Golden Age At Last 1980–2014
- Chapter Nine Beautiful Natures, Overpriced Products and Self-Destruction
- Chapter Ten The Pauline and the Pasty
- Select Bibliography
- The Old Boys
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