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Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Goodbye Mr Chips
Author: James Hilton
Full of enthusiasm, young English schoolmaster Mr. Chipping came to teach at Brookfield in 1870. It was a time when dignity and a generosity of spirit still existed, and the dedicated new schoolmaster expressed these beliefs to his rowdy students. Nicknamed Mr. Chips, this gentle and caring man helped shape the lives of generation after generati...  more »
ISBN: 1267
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bedhead avatar reviewed Goodbye, Mr. Chips on + 52 more book reviews
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Over a year ago, at a little book sale on Beaver Island, my sister convinced me to get this book because it is a MUST READ for all readers. I read the Foreward and the Preface that week, and then set this little gem aside for, uh... two years. Why did it take me so long? Indeed, this truly is a "reader's read." It's a tiny book in which every word matters. Just a sweet story, all around. This book is still enjoyable today, though when Hilton wrote it, World War I veterans were still alive, as were many people born in the 19th century. Amazing, both how large and small a century can be. Characters like Mr. Chips need to be remembered: the kind-hearted, everyday, working souls who make the world a bit wiser and more civilized by their being in it. Love this book.
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Ariadnae avatar reviewed Goodbye, Mr. Chips on + 356 more book reviews
The classic story of a grat teacher and the students who love him.
sophiesperspective avatar reviewed Goodbye, Mr. Chips on + 141 more book reviews

Hilton does a great job of capturing Mr. Chips' wandering mind as he remembers bits of his life at its end. The writing style is very endearing, but the contents are sad! We don't want this beloved man to die though we just met. Life has enough sadness and heartbreak without shedding tears for a fictional gentleman, but that is precisely what happens when reading this book. I do recommended this book, but only with a handy tissue and not at all if you need cheering up. A bittersweet read.
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This is an excellent book about an English school teacher in the early 1930's. Mr. Chips is an endearing character whom you bond with on an intellectual level. He is beloved by his charges. Well worth the read!
skipbo3 avatar reviewed Goodbye, Mr. Chips on + 31 more book reviews
I first read a version of this book in high school and impressed me greatly. One of my all time favorites. The 1950's movie is great as well. Although it is said the author wrote this book in like four days or so with some literary skills less than expected, I did not notice any deficiencies at all. I just reread this book and found it as refreshing and exhilirating as the first time. Very moving.
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The endearing protrait of a teacher at an English boarding school. It was apparently written in about a week, but has been acclaimed as a masterpiece, and a movie was made of it.

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