The beloved classic novel about an unforgettable teacher, perfect for fans of Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver and Mr Holland's Opus.
'A tiny, catch-in-the-throat story . . . perfectly done' New Yorker
'One of the most endearing creations of modern fiction' Telegraph
Mr Chipping is a quiet, unassuming teacher at Brookfield Grammar School. Wholly conventional, he never veers from his established routines. Until, that is, he meets Katherine, who charms him and his students and teaches Mr Chipping that education is about more than just the hours spent in the schoolroom. As his love for Katherine blooms, Mr Chipping develops a sense of humour and a broad view of his role as a teacher and a friend to his students, becoming the beloved 'Mr Chips' to generations of schoolboys.
Sweeping across four decades, Goodbye, Mr Chips features an extraordinary period of history, from the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s to Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s, and demonstrates that, through it all, love and a good sense of humour can make all the difference.
Goodbye, Mr Chips is the beloved classic of generations of readers, and sure to delight people of all ages.
'Here is the triumphant proof that a little book can be a great book. Mr. Chips deserves a place in the gallery of English characters. Never have I known more beautifully rendered a man at peace with life, a finer setting forth of what happy dreams may come when you are old and grey and full of sleep. ― Howard Spring, The Evening Standard
One lays down the book with the satisfaction that comes from contemplation of a piece of work supremely well done. This is too good a book to be borrowed . . . it should be bought ― Punch
Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks; Coronet Edition Reprinted (25 Aug. 2016)
Language : English
Paperback : 128 pages
ISBN-10 : 1473640555
ISBN-13 : 978-1473640559
Dimensions : 12.8 x 1.2 x 19.6 cm
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