Mr. Chipping, the classics master at Brookfield School since 1870, takes readers on a beguiling journey through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sometimes Chips, as he is affectionately known, is an old man who dreams by the fire; then he’s a difficult young taskmaster schooling his students, or a middle-aged man
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“Brookfield will never forget his lovableness.”
Before starting, I thought I wouldn’t love this novel. Turned out I was partiality right. Yeah! I loved it, but not completely. Because it was little boring for my taste. Although it was boring, I liked the character of Mr. Chips. It was so vivid and complete. His character development was gradual. And that was good. I liked his sense of humour and thoughts.
I liked his chapters with Katherine. Those were the best. And last few chapters related t
Rating: 4.75* of five
The Book Report: Old Mr. Chipping, nearing ninety and still telling his hoary old jokes from sixty years ago to the newbies at Brookfields school, spends his last few days on earth wandering among the many well-furnished rooms in his head. We see the events of his entire career as a schoolmaster, his brief, brilliant career as a husband, and his long, glorious sunset as a School Institution. As he passes through the portal made for one (bet Chips’d know the source on that on
Tearful eyes, smile on lips and a warm feeling of satisfaction in the heart. That was my state when I completed this book.
This book is not a story or something, but it’s a mere character sketch. Character sketch of Mr. Chipping. Or we can say Mr. Chips.
Tears, smiles and satisfaction. Let’s analyse them.
Let’s start with a quote.
“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
Edgar Allan Poe
I don’t know what was the actual thing which did