Random Harvest

Random Harvest

by James Hilton


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Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. The novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of bestselling novels for the year.

The novel was successfully adapted into a film of the same name in 1942 and nominated for the Academy Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604444032
Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing
Publication date: 02/09/2011
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 198,983
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Hilton (1900–1954) was a bestselling English novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter. After attending Cambridge University, Hilton worked as a journalist until the success of his novels Lost Horizon (1933) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934) launched his career as a celebrated author. Hilton’s writing is known for its depiction of English life between the two world wars, its celebration of English character, and its honest portrayal of life in the early twentieth century.

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Random Harvest (Hardback) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TheRealPhilG More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, so it was a major disappointment that the ebook edition was so poorly crafted. Font is Courier - font style does not change even when other fonts selected. Additionally, hard paragraph returns and page breaks inserted randomly in text, plus publisher has decided to add emphasis via ALL CAPS and _underlines_. It is a real disservice to an excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read. It's so surprising. You just gave to read it.
Martin-the-Librarian More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite James Hilton novel. I am dismayed that it is virtually unknown in this era. When I become frustrated with unsatisfying recent releases, I head for the library to re-read this amazing classic story.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charles Rainier has a rising political career, a beautiful and charming wife, a fine country home, and a successful business, but he is missing something - about 2 years of his life. He was wounded during World War I and received a head injury. From the time of his injury in a trench in Germany to over 2 years later when he 'came to himself' on a park bench in England, he can't remember a thing. This is the story of his life, his romances, and his ultimately successful attempt to figure out who he is.I really enjoyed this book. It's set during the rise of Hitler and the coming war sort of hovers over all the action. It sounds like it would be sort of sappy or something, but instead I just kept wanting to read more. I put it in the 'love' category because I heard it called a love story. It is, but you don't get the payoff to the love story until the very end of the book, so the rest of the time, it just reads like the story of man torn between his family obligations and his own desires. So good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've seen the movie many times and never tire of it. Now, I've the pleasure of reading the source. Quite different the two but not in the essentials. Interesting Hilton's workd perspective.
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I love James Hilton and this looks like a great novel, but the formatting of this e-edition makes it impossible to read. It's laid out on the page like blank verse, with line breaks after every dozen or so words. I was looking forward to reading it and am disappointed!