Celebrating the 70th anniversary of this magical and well-loved classic. Following a plane crash, Conway, a British consul; his deputy; a missionary; and an American financier find themselves in the enigmatic snow-capped mountains of uncharted Tibet. Here they discover a seemingly perfect hidden community where they are welcomed with gracious hospitality. Intrigued by its mystery, the travelers set about discovering the secret hidden at the shimmering heart of Shangri-La.
"Love this story, performance not so much"
Published in 1941, Random Harvest was contemporary to its first audience, and is painted against the backdrop of the gathering storm in Europe. However, it doesn’t focus on military threats or political wrangling. Instead, it tells the very accessible story of a profoundly good man with normal aspirations who consistently put the needs of others first, and as a result, lived a life he never could have imagined.
Mr Chipping, classics master at Brookfield school since 1870 - an old man - is reflecting upon his life in education. This cleverly and touchingly woven story intertwines a heart-wrenching and joyful romance with Mr Chipping's life as a teacher and the highs and lows that he has experienced in that capacity.
"A Sweet Old Story"
Published in 1930, the year before Bennett's death, this novel follows the daily workings of a hotel modelled on the Savoy Hotel in London. The central character, Evelyn Orcham, is the director of the hotel. Also included is a recording of James Hilton talking about Arnold Bennett.
El modesto profesor que nadie podia olvidar. Una de las obras preferidas de los publicos, que ha sido llevada al cine en numerosas oportunidades, es la historia de Mr. Chips, un modesto profesor en una escuela provinciana, que ve pasar generaciones enteras de alumnos y que vive una vida basada en los recuerdos y en las tradiciones escolares.
"Insurrection" by Nicholas Lemann; "Pump Pressure" by James Surowiecki; "Gone With the Surge" by Peter J. Boyer; "Intelligent Design" by Paul Rudnick; "The Kingdom" by Michael Specter; "Mammy for the Masses" by Hilton Als; and "Seeing Stars" by Nancy Franklin.
There are nine articles in the first part of this double issue: "Testing the Climate", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Who's Scrooge?", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "A Buyer's Christmas", by James Surowiecki; "The Frog at Forty-Five", by Mimi Sheraton; "Life on Mars", by David Remnick; "Demolition Man", by John Lahr; "Stairway to Here", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Family Planning", by Hilton Als; and "Settling Scores", by Anthony Lane.