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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 generation of boys. He became a legend at Brookfield, as enduring as the institution itself. And sad but grateful faces told the story when the time came for the students at Brookfield to bid their final goodbye to Mr. Chips.
There is not another book, with the possible exception of Dickens's A Christmas Carol, that has quite the same hold on readers' affections. James Hilton wrote Goodbye, Mr. Chips in loving memory of his schoolmaster father and in tribute to his profession. Over the years it has won an enduring place in world literature and made untold millions of people smile--with a catch in the throat.
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James Hilton (1900-1954) was a British novelist who wrote the bestsellers Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr Chips.From AudioFile:
Martin Jarvis's strong narrative voice gives dimension to his portrayal of an aging teacher at a British boys' boarding school. His delivery works well to avoid the sentimentality of this classic and gives likability to his characterization of the elderly Mr. Chips. The story begins when he is a shy novice teacher; then he meets his cheerful wife, Katherine, who nicknames him "Chips." It's she who wins over the students, to whom her husband dedicates his life after her untimely death. Most poignant are Jarvis's stumbling yet well-timed speeches in the character of Chips, which retain a spark of humor that allows listeners to see how he inspires the students with his clever wit as he leads the school with strength and honor during the uncertainty of WWII. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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