James Hilton





James Hilton


Born
in Leigh, The United Kingdom
September 09, 1900

Died
December 20, 1954

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James Hilton (1900–1954) was a bestselling English novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter. After attending Cambridge University, Hilton worked as a journalist until the success of his novels Lost Horizon (1933) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934) launched his career as a celebrated author. Hilton’s writing is known for its depiction of English life between the two world wars, its celebration of English character, and its honest portrayal of life in the early twentieth century.

Average rating: 3.91 · 20,049 ratings · 1,675 reviews · 61 distinct works · Similar authors
Lost Horizon

3.89 avg rating — 11,541 ratings — published 1933 — 116 editions
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Good-Bye, Mr. Chips

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3.93 avg rating — 6,690 ratings — published 1934 — 89 editions
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Random Harvest

4.07 avg rating — 1,077 ratings — published 1941 — 39 editions
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips: To You,...

3.70 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Good Bye Mr. Chips & Other ...

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3.88 avg rating — 78 ratings
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Nothing So Strange

3.69 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1947 — 7 editions
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Time and Time Again

3.90 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1953 — 4 editions
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So Well Remembered

3.50 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1945 — 11 editions
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Was It Murder?

3.38 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1931 — 10 editions
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And Now Goodbye

3.74 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1932 — 4 editions
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More books by James Hilton…
“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.”
James Hilton, Lost Horizon

“The right mixture of caring and not caring - I suppose that's what love is.”
James Hilton, Nothing So Strange

“Have you ever been going somewhere with a crowd and you're certain it's the wrong road and you tell them, but they won't listen, so you just have to plod along in what you know is the wrong direction till somebody more important gets the same idea?”
James Hilton, Random Harvest

Polls

May 2016 New School Group Read

1972, Watership Down by Richard Adams, 478 pages
 
  31 votes, 13.7%

 
  28 votes, 12.4%

1903, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, 172 pages
 
  27 votes, 11.9%

 
  22 votes, 9.7%

 
  22 votes, 9.7%

 
  19 votes, 8.4%

1913, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 134 pages
 
  15 votes, 6.6%

1957, On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 296 pages
 
  13 votes, 5.8%

1993, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, 448 pages
 
  12 votes, 5.3%

 
  10 votes, 4.4%

1922, Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, 356 pages
 
  9 votes, 4.0%

1936, Mephisto by Klaus Mann, 272 pages
 
  6 votes, 2.7%

1924, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 225 pages
 
  5 votes, 2.2%

1933, Lost Horizon by James Hilton, 241 pages
 
  4 votes, 1.8%

1989, The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 544 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.3%

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