London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book, in a Very Good dust jacket. Book with the spine slightly cocked and some foxing to the closed text block. Dust jacket with several short chips and tears. Signed by the author at the top of the first blank.
An academic novel touching in its tragedy and uplifting in its depiction of the life-altering relationships that happen between teachers and students. The short book tells the story of British boarding school instructor Mr. Chipping, known by students as Mr. Chips, as he marries, is widowed, and ultimately seeks the meaning of life by enriching the minds of his schoolboys. In many ways, the book is a meditation on ambition versus mediocrity, and the meaning of a quiet life dedicated to supporting others. Adapted for radio, tv, and film, Goodbye, Mr. Chips! has become a modern classic. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #2639)