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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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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 |
In the second book in the Tiger's Curse series "Tiger's Quest" Kelsey and Kishan, embark in a journey through Shangri-La. So I searched for the name and found this book. I LOVE adventure books! I can't wait to read this one!
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
Interesting classic tale. This was the first paperback printed (in mass market form) I believe. ( )
  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
Don't we all long to return to Shangri-La? Along with Burnett's _The Secret Garden_, this book frames many of my childhood memories of days spent reading and trying to escape reality. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
This one made me think, and it made me mad. Dad loves Hilton, but I'm not convinced yet. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060594527, Paperback)

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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