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Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Lost Horizon (original 1933; edition 1988)

by James Hilton

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Title:Lost Horizon
Authors:James Hilton
Info:Pocket (1988), Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:China, Tibet, fiction, 20th century

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Lost Horizon by James Hilton (1933)


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What I remember chiefly is my deep attraction to Conway and using the phrase "something a bit Philip Sidney-ish" to describe what I looked for in a partner. Also kept trying to write fiction that talked about the main character without introducing said main character, as the prologue does in this book. ( )
  likecymbeline | Apr 1, 2017 |
Great story about Shangri-La and a handful of people abducted and taken there. So good I read it twice in succession. For some reason, I really identified with Conway, the main character. ( )
  tgraettinger | Oct 27, 2016 |
This was a reread for book club, but I enjoyed it as much as I did 26 years ago! ( )
  TerriS | Oct 7, 2016 |
-- James Hilton's LOST HORIZON is a novel. Four passengers on a plane are unknowingly flown to a remote Tibetan lamasery where the air & an elixir extend lives of inhabitants. Because they practice moderation LOST HORIZON isn't a typical adventure story. Although isolated the community has access to books & music. First printed in 1933 LOST HORIZON is a classic. -- ( )
  MinaIsham | May 30, 2016 |
It wasn't the best book I've ever read, that's for sure. If you haven't read Hilton before, but want to, give this one a miss and go for Random Harvest instead. It's a completely different story, of course, but a much better book. It's actually kind of hard to believe he wrote them both.

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  Garrison0550 | May 10, 2016 |
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Cigars had burned low, and we were beginning to sample the disillusionment that usually afflicts old school friends who have met again as men and found themselves with less in common than they had believed they had.
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During that third week of May the situation in Baskul had become much worse and, on the 20th, Air Force machines arrived by arrangement from Peshawar to evacuate the white residents.
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While attempting to escape a civil war, four people are kidnapped and transported to the Tibetan mountains. After their plane crashes, they are found by a mysterious Chinese man. He leads them to a monastery hidden in "the valley of the blue moon" -- a land of mystery and matchless beauty where life is lived in tranquil wonder, beyond the grasp of a doomed world.

It is here, in Shangri-La, where destinies will be discovered and the meaning of paradise will be unveiled.

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Two Englishmen, a woman missionary, and an American fleeing the consequences of shady financial deals are traveling companions. They stumble upon a land of mystery and matchless beauty, where life is lived in tranquil wonder, beyond the grasp of a doomed world. And a great secret is kept hidden.… (more)

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