Lost Horizon: A Novel
Originally published in 1933, Lost Horizon gained unrivaled popularity from coast to coast, particularly after Frank Capra's spellbinding 1937 film introduced audiences nationwide to its stunning tale of revolution, utopia, emotion, and adventure set in a hidden mountaintop escape known only as... show more
Originally published in 1933, Lost Horizon gained unrivaled popularity from coast to coast, particularly after Frank Capra's spellbinding 1937 film introduced audiences nationwide to its stunning tale of revolution, utopia, emotion, and adventure set in a hidden mountaintop escape known only as Shangri-La. When an uprising in Baskul forces a small group of English and American residents to flee, their plane crash-lands in the far western reaches of the Tibetan Himalayas. There, the bewildered party finds themselves stranded outside the protective borders of the British Empire, and discovers access to a place beyond the bounds of the imagination—a legendary paradise, the mystic monastery Shangri-La. New P.S. Edition featuring an essay by Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About® History and Two-Bit Culture: The Paperbacking of America.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
In the depths of the worldwide economic depression as the war drumbeats began in Germany, James Hilton wrote a quirky, imaginative book "Lost Horizon", It leaves much to the reader's imagination. The manuscript opens with airplane hijacking that seemed all too realistic. Quickly, the hijacking turns...
bookshelves: re-read, autumn-2010, young-adult, fantasy, play-dramatisation, music, time-slip Recommended for: Brazilliant Laura! Read from September 08 to 10, 2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tq4lx Shangri-la? Turn north at the Big Foot...The re-read is in the form of a Auntie dramatisa...
I had to read Lost Horizon three times, over a number years, to really appreciate it. It is a story that is subtle in its sophistication, much like a fine wine. Though set in pre-World War II years (it was first published in 1933) with a strong male protagonist, it is not an Indiana Jones type adven...
In 1931, four people, including Glory Conway, escape the political unrest in Baskul, China by boarding a plane, bound for Peshawar. The plane, however, much to their dismay, has been hijacked and eventually crash lands deep in the far reaches of the Tibetan Himalayas. Seeking shelter, the group so...
This is one of those books that I've been meaning to read for years - and I'm so glad that I finally did. I enjoyed his writing and characterization, and I finished with a lot to think about - the philosophical questions of withdrawing from the world, of time and how we experience it, of what oblig...
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