Marianne E. (bedhead) reviewed Good-bye, Mr. Chips: The Short Masterpiece About An Unforgettable English Schoolteacher on + 51 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.