To You, Mr Chips – The follow-up to GOODBY MR. CHIPS.
To You, Mr Chips contains a chapter of autobiography and a collection of Mr. Chip stories.
A pretty good novel about a teacher in England who taught the classics, came back during the war as an administrator, and gradually moved from a serious teacher to a teacher with a sense of humor. A relatively fast read, based upon the poundage of today’s novels, that has copied many times.
Nice to read a story involving Mr Chips, but this is really just an afterthought. It begins with an autobiographical chapter, which followed by a series of stand-alone episodes involving Mr Chips and his benevolence. If you enjoyed Goodbye, Mr Chips, you will enjoy this.
More stories of Mr. Chips, the world’s most beloved schoolmaster, as he helps shape young lives through the first half of a tumultuous century. When author James Hilton penned his beloved short novel, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, he drew on his own formative experiences at a boarding school in Cambridge. As World War I approached, the camaraderie among students and the faculty’s courage helped Hilton and his classmates face the fear and deprivations of those troubled times. In this collection, Hilton adds to the legend of Mr. Chipping through exquisite short stories, while also providing a warm autobiographical account of his own experience with the English public school system.