Goodbye, Mr. Chips was published in both the United States and the United Kingdom 1934. Such is its popularity that it has been adapted into two films and two television series. Mr Chips is a much loved schoolteacher at Brookfield, a fictional boys' English public (private in US English) boarding school. It is a sentimental book showing how he overcomes his own mediocre academic record and his profound shyness to become a tremendous educator. It also depicts the sweeping social changes that Mr Chips experiences. He begins his tenure at Brookfield in 1870, at the beginning of the Franco-Prussion War and covers Victoria's death and along with her the social order, and the devastating impact of war on British society, with countless old masters and schoolboys dying on the battlefield in World War I. Mr Chips dies just as Adolf Hilter rises to power. This version also includes the book "To you, Mr Chips" which includes an autobiographical chapter and several additional Mr Chips stories.
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