» » Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library)
Download Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library) epub book
Author: James Hilton
ISBN13: 978-0708984840
Title: Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library)
Format: lrf rtf mobi azw
ePUB size: 1748 kb
FB2 size: 1961 kb
DJVU size: 1420 kb
Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Charnwood (September 1, 1988)
Pages: 464

Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library) by James Hilton

Download and Read Free Online Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library) James Hilton. Download and Read Free Online Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library) James Hilton. You can choose the best book if you'd prefer reading a book. Given that we know about how is important the book Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library). You are able to spend your free time to read this book this e-book. This Random Harvest (CH) (Charnwood Library) is simple to bring you can read it in the recreation area, in the beach, train along with soon. It is make you much easier to read it.

by James Hilton First published January 1941. Showing 1-30 of 47. Random Harvest (Paperback). Published December 1st 1998 by Carroll & Graf Publishers. Paperback, 336 pages. Author(s): James Hilton. ISBN: 0786705930 (ISBN13: 9780786705931).

According to a British Official Report, bombs fell at Random. german official report. Part one. On the morning of the eleventh of November, 1937, precisely at eleven o'clock, some well-meaning busybody consulted his watch and loudly announced the hour, with the result that all of us in the dining-car felt constrained to put aside drinks and newspapers and spend the two minutes' silence in rather embarrassed stares at one another or out of the window

Download (epub, 262 Kb). FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

Random Harvest' is a novel written by James Hilton. It was first published in the year 1941  . ru - Random Harvest& is a novel written by James Hilton. Written in four large parts, the novel is set in the period immediately preceding the outbreak of the Second World War.

Random Harvest (1941). James Hilton's Three Famous Novels Complete in One Volume by James Hilton. Famous Novels -(Unabridged) Lost Horizon, Knight Without Armour, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Random Harvest, the Story of Dr Wassell, & So Well Remembered by James Hilton. Library descriptions. see all 3 descriptions.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Hilton James d. ate. te: 2006-05-23 d. citation: 1947 d. dentifier: Librarian, Bits-Pilani d. dentifier. origpath: 37 d. copyno: 1 d. scanningcentre: C-DAC, Noida d. escription. main: 1 d. tagged: 0 d. totalpages: 346 d. ormat.

Reviews: 7
I love the plot. I did not like the beginning which glorified English high society culture. And not being in on the plot which is more important than the language and values of the British, I had to keep reading without putting it down. It's not a book you can leave, then pick up again. There's too many people to keep straight. But this is a great book. I am glad I made the effort to keep reading. I also looked at Wikipedia after I finished to clarify questions I had.
I really loved this book. It had some nice surprises and plot twists, right up to the very end. The structure of the novel was really ingenious and the way it made use of the main character Rainier's amnesia and the mystery surrounding his missing years. I found the characters very appealing. Also, as a stutterer, I was really stunned to discover the way that stuttering was used as a key plot point midway through the book. I don't want to give anything away, though.

The book also gives you a really good idea of what England must have felt like on the brink of World War II, and what it was like for a returning World War I vet to discover that his country was about to be plunged back into the horrors of another war with Germany,

Hilton's writing is always intelligent and sensitive. Although Rainier comes across at first as a cold businessman and politician, we learn to discover more and more of his nature and his romantic side as the story progresses, and the novel turns into a wonderful romance. After reading the book, I watched the old MGM movie with Ronald Colman and Greer Garson, and it was fascinating to see how they rearranged the plot into chronological order, but still managed to retain some of the surprises from the book. The movie is even more romantic and a real gem. But I would recommend waiting to watch it until after reading the book.
"Random Harvest" is one of my wife's favorite movies. I've watched it twice with her, and I understand why she loves it.

At a secobd-hand shop a couple of weeks ago, I found a paperback copy of the author's Goodbye, Mr. Chips. I bought it, took it home, and devoured it. I have reviewed it in gooodreads.com.

Then I had to read Random Harvest. Thank you, Amazon, for making it so accessible to me.

If you've seen the movie, and I hope you have, you are in for a treat that is nothing short of magical. It makes me want to cry that novels don't really translate to movies. Hollywood did a marvelous job; I don't see how they could have done better.

But here Charles Rainier/Smithy is realized so REALly, true, living and breathing, a man, not a movie star. We get to live his live, the small, ignorable torture that his wounded memory makes his life. You will not find him superhuman. You will find him human, not extraordinary, not really greater than any of us, and you will love him.

I compared Hilton's novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips to Aaron Copland's short musical piece "Fanfare for the Common Man". This book is that, and I hope the last paragraph will make you cry as it did me. I was anticipating it, having loved the movie, but how Hilton got us there is miraculous.
I love the movie and thought the book would be even better (as books usually are), but I was disappointed. The story is told by someone else (a postcard to Emily Bronte), and not one of the characters seems to be worthy of our empathy, sympathy, or even that much interest. I found them all rather hollow. It is a profoundly different story than the movie screenplay with major differences in the characters' personalities, their interactions, and their surroundings. I especially did not like the way the book ended - similar to the movie but with a third player involved when it should be just Smithy and Paula. There are a few places in the book where the author "does rather go on," as the English would say, which at times even felt like the author was on a soap box. Given his wartime experiences and the era in which this book was written, one could forgive him for waxing social or political (a postcard to Dickens, perhaps), but it detracts from the story. I may have liked it better had I never seen the movie and had not known the mystery from the start. I am also a huge Greer Garson fan and could not reconcile the character in the book, who is a rather shallow caricature, to the same role that she played on screen, nor could I get passed the fact that as I was reading the book, I was not finding it as compelling as the screenplay.
“Random Harvest” is a combination psychological/romantic story which had sometimes barely enough momentum to keep me reading. The plot centers on Charles Rainier, a wounded English veteran who had been a German prisoner in World War I.

Following the war, Rainier’s personal battles continue for years as he struggles to recover from amnesia which has left him uncertain who he really is. Even as he eventually succeeds in becoming a prominent businessman and a Member of Parliament, he seems precariously balanced over frightening valleys of depression and self-discovery.

The story is told mainly in flashbacks, alternating between past and present. It was interesting, but I found the narrative sometimes hard to follow because of the chopped-up time sequence. Also, the Kindle version has frequent typos which create unnecessary slowdowns for the reader.

In short, the book has some frustrating drawbacks as well as stretches of good, unimpeded writing. I’d call this “experimental fiction,” compared with some of James Hilton’s more straightforward stories.