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Book Description
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1934. Gilt Lettered blue cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 128 pp., Clean cloth, and pages. Dust Jacket is lightly chipped at the extremities and top head of spine. White and blue jacket is lightly soiled. Contents fine with some odd light foxing.
Dealer Notes
Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a novella about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping, written by the English writer James Hilton and first published by Hodder & Stoughton on October 1934. It has been adapted into two cinema films and two television presentations.
Although the book is unabashedly sentimental, it depicts the sweeping social changes that Chips experiences throughout his life: he begins his tenure at Brookfield in September 1870, at the age of 22, as the Franco-Prussian War was breaking out; he dies in November 1933, at the age of 85. To a modern reader, the fact that this is shortly after Adolf Hitler's rise to power frames the story significantly, but with added poignancy. Neither the author nor the readers of those early editions were aware of the devastation that Hitler would bring to Europe in a few years.
Author James Hilton
Date 1934
Binding Cloth
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Illustrator Bip Pares
Condition Very Good
Pages 138

Price: £150.00

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