Mr. Hilton's classic story of an English schoolmaster.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
James Hilton is the bestselling author of many beloved books that also became hit movies, including Lost Horizon, Goodbye, Mr Chips and Random Harvest. He was born in Leigh, Lancashire.and passed away in 1954 in Long Beach, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought Goodbye, Mr. Chips was a very well-written novel. It is not meant to be exciting or fast-paced, and focuses only on Mr. Chips' memories, but it allows the reader an emotional connection to Mr. Chips. I agree that it's a bit like The Dead Poet Society, but it also reminded me of Tuesdays with Morrie and A Separate Peace.
This book is a wounderful book. It's very well writen in many ways. I found this book to be Inspiring. Mr. chips lost his wife and child and still found that he was not going to give up on his teaching. Loved it. Excellent and Magnificent and very well done. Anyone would love this book and they will find they loved it to. You got to read it.
I've yet to see the movie, but I read the campy 1969 paperback edition with color stills of Peter OToole and Petula Clark. This tiny book is a wonderful character study of the long career of a British schoolmaster. It spans from the Victorian era into the 1930s and was first published in the Atlantic Monthly. The novella merely mentions incidents, anecdotes and events, leaving the reader very, very curious. I'm sure these were further fleshed-out by the screenplay folks. I'll look for the movie.
Good-bye Mr. Chips is a good book about a man reliving his life. It reminds me of The Dead Poet Society. I loved it!
Good-bye Mr. Chips was o.k. It wasn't very interesting, and all it talked about was this teacher and his life living at an all boys school. A child might like it, but it is not for high school kids or older.