Lost Horizon

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473520301
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Genre: Fiction

Flying out of India, a light aircraft is hi-jacked and flown into the high Tibetan Himalayas. The few passengers on board anxiously await their fate, among them Conway, a talented British consul. But on landing they are unexpectedly conducted to a remote valley, a legendary paradise of peace and beauty, known as Shangri-La. Have they been kidnapped? Can they escape? And do they even want to? From the author of Goodbye Mr Chips, this is the epic adventure story of literature's most entrancing utopia and one of our most enduring literary mysteries.

Lost Horizon

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671664275
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: Fiction

Four people are transported to the dream-like world of Shangri-La where life is eternal and civilization refined.

Lost Horizon Trilogy Edition

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781787202955
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Genre: History

First published in 1933, this novel by award-winning author James Hilton tells the story of Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service who finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La, an Eden-like valley high in the Himalayas in Tibet. Said to have been inspired by reading the National Geographic Magazine articles of a botanist and ethnologist who explored the southwestern Chinese provinces and Tibetan borderlands, the name “Shangri-La” has become a by-word for a mythical utopia, a permanently happy land, isolated from the world, and one that captivated the world’s imagination—from Roosevelt naming his Maryland presidential retreat “Shangri-La” to the Zhongdian mountain region of Southwest China being renamed Shangri-La (Xianggelila). The novel won James Hilton the Hawthornden Prize in 1934 and was also immortalized in a movie version in 1937 by influential director Frank Capra. “Hilton’s premise strikes a deep chord in today’s ‘everything is relative’ society. His utopia retains all its charm and, in his creation of Shangri-La, he added something permanently to the language”—Guardian “Lost Horizon introduced the world to a Tibetan paradise where people live extraordinarily long lives of peace, harmony and wisdom. Expertly plotted and deftly written, Hilton’s book suggests mysteries without spelling them out - and leaves us wanting more”—New York Times “James Hilton invented the name Shangri-La for a paradise on earth in a book that captured the imagination of a public dealing with financial hardships and the threat of Nazism”—Observer “The important thing to note about this very fine novel—the tale of an adventure in Tibet—is that it is unusual and the product of a first-class mind...a wildly exciting story, nightmare, fantasy, or what you will”—Daily Express

LOST HORIZON The Legend of Shangri La

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026852384
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Fiction

This carefully crafted ebook: “LOST HORIZON - The Legend of Shangri-La” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, and particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia – a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. In the novel, Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service, finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La, whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity. Among the book's themes is an allusion to the possibility of another cataclysmic world war brewing. It is said to have been inspired at least in part by accounts of travels in Tibetan borderlands, published in National Geographic by the explorer and botanist Joseph Rock. The remote communities he visited, such as Muli, show many similarities to the fictional Shangri-La. James Hilton (1900-1954) was an English novelist and Hollywood screenplayer best remembered for his best-sellers Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

Lost Horizon Companion

Author: John R. Hammond
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786432381
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism

"This reference guide introduces James Hilton's Lost Horizon for students and general readers. The opening section provides a summary of Hilton's life and describes his circumstances at the time of writing the novel. This is followed with a summary of the plot, a glossary of words and phrases, and a guide to the novel's characters"--Provided by publisher.

Shangri la

Author: Eleanor Cooney
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
ISBN: UOM:39015037762724
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

When a Chinese general is determined to plunder the riches of Shangri-la, Hugh Conway must find a way to return and save that earthly paradise

Random Harvest Trilogy Ed

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781786258939
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: History

This completes the trilogy of classic James Hilton novels (the other two being "Lost Horizon" and "Goodbye Mr. Chips") which were all made into movies during Hollywood’s Golden Era. It is the lesser known of the three novels, although “Random Harvest” is his most complete work. The story is a romance, a mystery, a critique of England’s class structure, and a parable. Hilton uses the lost years of Charles Rainier as a metaphor for the lost years of the 1920/1930’s when England failed to prepare for the next war. Told in flashbacks and bookended by World War I and World War II, the resolution is only revealed in its final sentence that will shock you and change everything that you have just read & thought you understood. You will go back and re-read the book as your perception of all the characters are altered by the surprise ending...

Horizon Horizon Book 1

Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545916790
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A race for survival from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uglies! This harrowing tale of supernatural menace kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before -- from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive. BONUS! In the Horizon multiplatform experience, you’re not just reading about the castaways, you’re one of them. Join the race for survival in the FREE game, available on your browser and as an app.

Messenger

Author: Frank DeMarco
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1571740139
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

George Chiari's spy plane is forced down over Tibet and he is taken to the monastery of Hilton's Shangri-La.

Lost in Shangri La Enhanced Edition

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062091673
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: History

This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected. The enhanced e-book includes exclusive video and is drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivor’s diary, a rescuer’s journal, and original film footage. Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio—dehydrated, sick, and in pain—traversed the dense jungle to find help; how a brave band of paratroopers risked their own lives to save the survivors; and how a cowboy colonel attempted a previously untested rescue mission to get them out.

Lost Horizon

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
ISBN: 1840243538
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Adventure stories

"Lost Horizon," a novel by English writer Hilton, is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet.

The Lost Kingdom

Author: Matthew J. Kirby
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545539562
Release Date: 2013-08-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A remarkable adventure by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby brings a fantastical American West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures to vivid life. In this extraordinary adventure story, Billy Bartram, his father, and a secret society of philosophers and scientists venture into the American wilderness in search of the lost people of the Welsh Prince Madoc, seeking aid in the coming war against the French. Traveling in a flying airship, the members of the expedition find their lives frequently endangered in the untamed American West by terrifying creatures, a party of French soldiers hot on their trail, and the constant threat of traitors and spies. Billy will face hazards greater than he can ever imagine as, together with his father, he gets caught up in the fight for the biggest prize of all: America. THE LOST KINGDOM is an epic journey filled with marvelous exploits, courage and intrigue, and a bold reimagining of a mythical America. Matthew J. Kirby brings his signature storytelling prowess and superb craft to this astonishing story of fathers and sons, the beginnings of a nation, and wonder-filled adventure.

Crossing the Horizon

Author: Laurie Notaro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451659405
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Fiction

"Soar back to the fearless 1920s ... [in a] historical novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic"--Dust jacket flap.

Famous Novels Unabridged Lost Horizon Knight Without Armour Goodbye Mr Chips Random Harvest the Story of Dr Wassell So Well Remembered

Author: James Hilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781392021
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

James Hilton was an eminent novelist, many of his stories critiquing English culture. His first novel was published when he was just 20, and several of his books were international best sellers and successfully adapted for film. This is a compilation brings together Hilton's most famous novels, all unabridged: Lost Horizon, Knight Without Armour, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Random Harvest, The Story of Dr Wassell and So Well Remembered.

Faggots

Author: Larry Kramer
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 155584667X
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Larry Kramer's Faggots has been in print since its original publication in 1978 and has become one of the best-selling novels about gay life ever written. The book is a fierce satire of the gay ghetto and a touching story of one man's desperate search for love there, and reading it today is a fascinating look at how much, and how little, has changed.