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Lost Horizon - James Hilton
Lost Horizon
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060594527 (0060594527)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
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tanzeemshah
tanzeemshah rated it
4.0 Book Review Of "Lost Horizon" By Sayyed Tanzeem Shah.
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Lost Horizon
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...
Ray Foy's Literary Journey
Ray Foy's Literary Journey rated it
5.0 Lost Horizon
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...
Imagine That
Imagine That rated it
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...
SandyQ
SandyQ rated it
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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