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Good-Bye, Mr. Chips

Good Bye Mr Chips Mr Hilton s classic story of an English schoolmaster Mr Chipping the classics master at Brookfield School since takes readers on a beguiling journey through the late th and early th centuri

  • Title: Good-Bye, Mr. Chips
  • Author: James Hilton H.M. Brock Edward Weeks
  • ISBN: 9780316010139
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mr Hilton s classic story of an English schoolmaster.Mr Chipping, the classics master at Brookfield School since 1870, takes readers on a beguiling journey through the late 19th and early 20th centuries Sometimes Chips, as he is affectionately known, is an old man who dreams by the fire then he s a difficult young taskmaster schooling his students, or a middle aged manMr Hilton s classic story of an English schoolmaster.Mr Chipping, the classics master at Brookfield School since 1870, takes readers on a beguiling journey through the late 19th and early 20th centuries Sometimes Chips, as he is affectionately known, is an old man who dreams by the fire then he s a difficult young taskmaster schooling his students, or a middle aged man encountering the lovely Katherine, whose new woman opinions work far reaching changes in him As succeeding generations of boys march onward through Chips mind, Hilton s narrative remains masterful He seamlessly interweaves a poignant love story with the jokes and eccentricities of English public school life, while also chronicling a new, uncertain world full of conflict and upheaval that extends far beyond the turrets of Brookfield.

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    1. James Hilton H.M. Brock Edward Weeks

      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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    1. Brookfield will never forget his lovableness Before starting, I thought I wouldn t love this novel Turned out I was partiality right Yeah I loved it, but not completely Because it was little boring for my taste Although it was boring, I liked the character of Mr Chips It was so vivid and complete His character development was gradual And that was good I liked his sense of humour and thoughts.I liked his chapters with Katherine Those were the best And last few chapters related to war were also go [...]


    2. Rating 4.75 of fiveThe Book Report Old Mr Chipping, nearing ninety and still telling his hoary old jokes from sixty years ago to the newbies at Brookfields school, spends his last few days on earth wandering among the many well furnished rooms in his head We see the events of his entire career as a schoolmaster, his brief, brilliant career as a husband, and his long, glorious sunset as a School Institution As he passes through the portal made for one bet Chips d know the source on that one , he [...]


    3. Tearful eyes, smile on lips and a warm feeling of satisfaction in the heart That was my state when I completed this book.This book is not a story or something, but it s a mere character sketch Character sketch of Mr Chipping Or we can say Mr Chips.Tears, smiles and satisfaction Let s analyse them.Tears Let s start with a quote Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears Edgar Allan PoeI don t know what was the actual thing which did bring t [...]


    4. Loved this charming story I found myself envying Mr Chips his life Though he lived in very tumultuous times, almost everything back then was simpler there were less demands in one s day to day affairs And one can actually enjoy and savor the rest of one s afternoon sipping tea while looking out over the window to the idyllic scene of kids bicycling along the street The pace is not like today s hectic one, wherein just thinking of what one still has to do for the rest of the day is exhausting in [...]


    5. A funny light read.A retired teacher Mr Chipping alias Mr Chips reminiscences the old days He is British and the story is set in the early nineties I mean the teacher retires from teaching in 1913 and spends his days very close to the school doing nothing but reading, talking and remembering This remembering is peppered with equal dose of both funny anecdotes and heart melting moments.A sample for funny anecdote On his farewell day before Mr Chips rose to give his speech, the Captain of the Scho [...]



    6. Such a heart warming novella of an old school teacher reminiscing his life, how he saw Brookfield evolving, and himself playing a pivotal role in it.As the events unfold in his mind in the form of warm and pleasant and many a times not so pleasant flashbacks, you are bound to participate.Didn t understand many of the Chips jokes Its neither preachy, nor tragic sentimental The best part is, its not pretentious at all on any front.A very enjoyable read you d love to slurp in a single sitting.Thank [...]



    7. Reading books when they re part of your curriculum takes all the fun out of the experience and whatever effect the book is supposed to have on you is lost as you spend day after day analyzing the story and finding answers to questions ButI think it s safe to say that while reading this, it wasn t like that at all I became completely engrossed with the story and was always a few chapters ahead of the rest of the class I remember reading the story, sitting on one of the back seats, ignoring what t [...]


    8. I saw the film some time ago, and as it turns out it was an excellent adaptation very faithful to this sweet, sad, warm little book I don t want it to sound like a criticism when I say I have little to say about it beyond that sweet, sad, warm it isn t I enjoyed it very much, though about halfway through the nostalgia became melancholy despite Chips s perennial good humor, and I needed a break from even so short a book If nothing else what I m going to remember strongly about Goodbye, Mr Chips i [...]


    9. I have mixed feelings about this short novel It s a very effective turn of the century 19th 20th romance about a dedicated schooteacher More than that, it s one of a triptych of short novels by James Hilton, over the top romances all of them, that I first read in high school and were made into sappy but well produced movies in the 30 s and 40 s Lost Horizon, Good bye Mr Chips, and Random Harvest These or less set the tone for Hollywood tearjerkers, and did the deed better than most, including l [...]



    10. Goodbye, Mr Chips is a charming tale of an English schoolmaster whose life, at first glance, seems to be rather mundane and lackluster Mr Chipping appears to be going through life as an average teacher, never to achieve any greater standing He realizes that he will never be a headmaster or win the admiration of his fellow teachers or of his students He thinks that he is hardly noticed and that he certainly will not be remembered But sometimes, fate steps in, and often, a person is not able to ju [...]


    11. Mr Chips StaysMy first introduction to this story was through the 1960 s movie with Peter O Toole playing Mr Chips I loved the movie as a kid but after reading the 1933 novelette I was less impressed with the book Goodbye, Mr Chips is a sweet story based on a Victorian gentleman s childhood and a life spent teaching at an English public school through the First World War The plot mirrors the times and traditions of such institutions during that period which were based largely on class and its pr [...]


    12. Although the lazy curriculum makers of intermediate studies in Pakistan have killed this book for generations of Pakistanis by keeping it in the curriculum for the past five decades, to those who truly love literature and don t confuse spouting the names of obscure books with reading , this one is a great delight In the very datedness of the character and the environs it describes lies its principal charm Each time I have read this book, I have shed copious tears, and to me, personally, that is [...]


    13. Read this book in syllabus during second year But i really like it Especially Mr Chips character, he was not extraordinary or intelligent in anyway But his life mattered he made a difference He was orthodox man but he was not extremist He was kind and understood the value of life I think it was one of the best, simple and enlightening books.


    14. I think the biggest thing Mr Chips going against him is the hyperbolic praise heaped upon him by the various publishers who have sought to capitalize on his completely fabricated impact on readers across the globe Its not as though I can think of any examples, but I m fairly certain that Chips is not the most beloved teacher to ever occupy the halls of literature, as the cover of my edition of this book would have you believe If you go into this book with that inflated expectation, you ll probab [...]


    15. Seems to be many parallels to the date of publishing to the present One would be how different generations evolve with those young and old, with each holding to their own beliefs and ideas I thought it a poignant moment when Mr Chips, in his later years, became filled with emotion to the point of tears And that the then and the now are no different in this regard a man s tears are still construed as weakness I believe Mr Hilton s prose delivered a contradiction to this perspective on the subject [...]



    16. Heartwarming short too short story, almost an eulogy, of a school teacher s life The author based it on his Dad, and a Latin teacher he d had I believe It flows smoothly and evenly, making you sit back and ponder over why we get in such a rush sometimes and on all the good things of life.


    17. Such a poignant little book perfect for a sentimental person like myself I ll read this one again and again I m sure I love the movie the 1939 version and I m sorry that I waited this long to read the book This is my second James Hilton book this year and I look forward to reading .Here are some of my favorite passages His sprain put him at her mercy, and it was soon revealed to him how much he might need that mercy There came to him, stirred by the warmth of the fire and the gentle aroma of tea [...]


    18. You are burning with rage because of the cruel jokes life seems to be playing on you, you are angered by the evil plts that God seems to be hatching against you, you are angered by the entire idea of life itself.d then if you read this book you realise that life is beautiful And all we need is to make our miseries nonexistent by drowning them in the lake of positivity and humour.The author had described the problems and sufferings of the protagonist, Mr.Chips, with so much humour and positivity, [...]


    19. the worst book ever its in our English syllabus and we had no choice but to read iti mean from the world full of books they had to make us read this one but this book is not just unbearable but it has no point whatsoever chips himself is the weirdest guy ever to walk the planet, i mean he says that he cant stand women and then goes and marries a girl young enough to be his daughter, if that isnt creepy i dont know what is apart from that, that dude thought he was so witty but the jokes mentioned [...]


    20. Narrow in ambition but sentimental in essence, the novella follows the life of a British school teacher, Mr.Chips He was an ordinary gentleman and perhaps an average educator It also touches on the way school is affected by outside events like the First World War.The story and characters are a bit dull for my liking but there is an emotional attachment with this novella It was a part of our english curriculum in intermediate Its memories are with me,though vague and consisting of bits and pieces [...]


    21. This book reflects not only upon the long life of a dying teacher, but on a wonderful time when people weren t so focused on themselves and their telecommunications It was a time when people were actually involved with the world around them and when children weren t so lazy, when instead of sitting there on their X Boxes they d go outside all day, have adventures and make their lives into something meaningful As Mr Chips thinks back on the ninety some years he s been alive, his life turns out to [...]


    22. Very charming little book about a man whose life spans four major epochs of British history, yet on a personal level only really begins when he s nearly fifty The children s literature I read, the I realize how much adult books tend towards bloating Sometimes, less is This sweet, short story is one of those times Discovered via Mensa for Kids 7th 8th grade reading list.



    23. I love going to garage sales because you find hidden gems like this one for 50 cents Apparently this novel is well known than I thought, given the number of editions on here, but I must brag that my copy is clearly a first Canadian printing, not only due to the copyright info and binding though I don t have the book jacket , but due to the cool hand written inscription in the front H Strang H.M.C.S Melville 1943 I found a entry about the ship As for the original owner of the book, I did another [...]


    24. Well, this was a charming read But there wasn t really a plot, it was sickeningly sentimental, the jokes weren t funny, I didn t like all the thrashing and lines, and the one anti Semitic line really jumped out at me I know I shouldn t read it like that, but that line made me mad.Yet I m giving it four stars.



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