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: 3.93 · 24,614 ratings · 2,149 reviews · 88 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lost Horizon

3.91 avg rating — 14,216 ratings — published 1933 — 142 editions
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Good-Bye, Mr. Chips

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3.95 avg rating — 7,878 ratings — published 1934 — 108 editions
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Random Harvest

4.09 avg rating — 1,384 ratings — published 1941 — 41 editions
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips: To You,...

3.75 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Good Bye Mr. Chips & Other ...

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Nothing So Strange

3.71 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1947 — 11 editions
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Time and Time Again

3.86 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1953 — 9 editions
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So Well Remembered

3.64 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1945 — 17 editions
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Was It Murder?

3.43 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1931 — 17 editions
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We Are Not Alone

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1941 — 9 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

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