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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: 3.95 · 35,875 ratings · 3,569 reviews · 92 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lost Horizon

3.94 avg rating — 20,709 ratings — published 1933 — 334 editions
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Good-Bye, Mr. Chips

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3.96 avg rating — 11,291 ratings — published 1934 — 394 editions
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Random Harvest

4.14 avg rating — 2,020 ratings — published 1941 — 16 editions
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips / To You...

3.82 avg rating — 612 ratings — published 1938 — 5 editions
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So Well Remembered

3.81 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1945 — 47 editions
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Good Bye Mr. Chips & Other ...

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Was It Murder?

3.45 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1931 — 80 editions
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Nothing So Strange

3.62 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1947 — 22 editions
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Time and Time Again

3.74 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1953 — 26 editions
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We Are Not Alone

3.75 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1941 — 17 editions
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“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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