A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by James Hilton, who wrote his first novel at seventeen. Titles in this study guide include Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. As works of 1930s fiction, Hilton’s novels achieved wide popularity and use in high school classrooms and yet have not received a large amount of critical commentary. Moreover, the books received mixed reactions from early readers, some of which praised Hiltons work while others deemed it unworthy of being called literature. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hilton’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.