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

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
Release Date: 101-01-01
Genre:

Lost Horizon' is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. 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.

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 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.

Random Harvest

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453240472
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

A World War I veteran’s comfortable life is upended by buried memories in this “completely real and convincing” New York Times bestseller by an Academy Award–winning screenwriter (The New York Times). Charles Rainier’s family feared him lost along with so many of Britain’s youth during the Great War. But two years after he was reported missing in action, he appears in a Liverpool hospital with no memory of the time that has passed. Rainier marries and embarks on a life of relative success, but he still can’t recall his time on the battlefield—until the first bombs of the Second World War begin to fall. Suddenly, his memories flood back. Now, recollections of a violent battlefield, a German prison, and a passionate affair all threaten to fracture the peaceful life he has worked so hard to create. From the bestselling author of Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips—who also earned an Oscar for his screenwriting during Hollywood’s Golden Age—Random Harvest is a moving account of the trauma of war, the disruption of a seemingly ordinary life, and the courage required to find redemption in the face of the most overwhelming circumstances.

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 HORIZON The Legend of Shangri La Adventure Classic

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 9788075832870
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Fiction

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.

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

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.

The Lost Geopoetic Horizon of Li Jieren

Author: Kenny Kwok-kwan Ng
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004292666
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

In The Lost Geopoetic Horizon of Li Jieren, Kenny Kwok-kwan Ng scrutinizes Li Jieren’s repeatedly revised river-novel series on Chengdu from the turn of the century through China’s 1911 Revolution, developing a geopoetics of historical place-writing against nationalism and globalism.

Guardian of the Horizon

Author: Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: C & R Crime
ISBN: 9781780334493
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Fiction

Banned from the Valley of the Kings, Amelia Peabody and her distinguished husband have returned to England with their 19-year-old son Ramses and their foster daughter, Nefret. Ramses is secretly in love with Nefret and plans to flee to Germany to avoid temptation. Then a mysterious visitor changes the plan for the whole family. Set in the Sudan, this is another exciting adventure which follows the Peabody family as they confront all the forces against them armed only with a crumbling map and an important letter...

Pride and Prejudice Vintage Classics Austen Series

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473513686
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Fiction

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. 'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhoos, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.

We Are Not Alone

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453240441
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New York Times Bestseller: Brilliant but naïve country doctor David Newcome courts tragedy when he invites a stranger into his home. In the English factory town of Calderbury, few figures are as respected as the “little doctor” David Newcome. His talents as a surgeon attract more renown than anything else associated with the tiny village. Kind to a fault, Dr. Newcome sees no problem with housing Leni, a nineteen-year-old dancer from Germany adrift in England—even over the objections of his strong-willed wife, Jessica. Soon Newcome’s family is torn asunder as their country and the world outside are drawn into war. We Are Not Alone is a poignant portrait of one family’s trials and tribulations on the eve of the First World War.

So Well Remembered

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453240434
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

An ambitious man looks back on his choices in World War I–era England in this #1 New York Times bestseller by the author of Goodbye, Mr. Chips. As a young man, George Boswell knew he had greater prospects ahead than those offered by his native mill town in the north of England. A respected lawyer and civic leader, he possessed the skill and charisma to shine on the national stage. But ambition is not without a cost. When Boswell must choose between the promise of a bright future or staying behind for the people who have come to depend on him, his decision comes at a shocking price. So Well Remembered is a story of a people pulled reluctantly toward modernity amid the farms and factories of Lancashire, and a celebration of the steadfast character of the common English village.

Goodbye Mr Chips

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781787202962
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Genre: History

Full of enthusiasm, young English schoolmaster Mr. Chipping came to teach at Brookfield in 1870. It was a time when dignity and a generosity of spirit still existed, and the dedicated new schoolmaster expressed these beliefs to his rowdy students. Nicknamed Mr. Chips, this gentle and caring man helped shape the lives of generation after generation of boys. He became a legend at Brookfield, as enduring as the institution itself. And sad but grateful faces told the story when the time came for the students at Brookfield to bid their final goodbye to Mr. Chips. There is not another book, with the possible exception of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, that has quite the same hold on readers’ affections. James Hilton wrote Goodbye, Mr. Chips in loving memory of his schoolmaster father and in tribute to his profession. Over the years it has won an enduring place in world literature and made untold millions of people smile—with a catch in the throat. “Warming to the heart and nourishing to the spirit...The most profoundly moving story that has passed this way.”—So said usually cynical critic Alexander Woollcott when GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS was first published in 1934, and his openhearted welcome to this delightful, memorable, moving novel has been echoed through the years by millions of readers as well as two generations of film-goers. The gentle, lovable, tough English schoolmaster is one of America’s favorite people. Who can forget the image of “Chips” on the day when he took a young and radical bride; the sad April Fools’ Day when he lost her; the little jokes his classes came to expect; the boy whose father sailed on the Titanic; the intrusion of World War I into the peace and seclusion of Brookfield...all the pleasures and pains of a lifetime rich in teaching with love. GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS is one of the most beloved books of our time.