Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-06-04
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.
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.
Author: John R. Hammond
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.
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.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-09
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 43. Chapters: Lost Horizon, Erewhon, The Man Who Would Be King, King Solomon's Mines, She: A History of Adventure, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Vril, At the Mountains of Madness, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Boats of the "Glen Carrig," The Lost World, A Strange Discovery, An Antarctic Mystery, The Moon Pool, A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, Congo, Ayesha, Sannikov Land, The Ice People, Erewhon Revisited, The People of the Mist, She and Allan. Excerpt: She, subtitled A History of Adventure, is a novel by Henry Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and with over 83 million copies sold in 44 different languages, one of the best-selling books of all time. Extraordinarily popular upon its release, She has never been out of print. According to the literary historian Andrew M. Stauffer, "She has always been Rider Haggard's most popular and influential novel, challenged only by King Solomon's Mines in this regard." The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There, they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen, Ayesha, who reigns as the all-powerful "She," or "She-who-must-be-obeyed." In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World sub-genre, which many later authors emulated. She is placed firmly in the imperialist literature of nineteenth-century England, and inspired by Rider Haggard's experiences of South Africa and British colonialism. The story expresses numerous racial and evolutionary conceptions of the late-Victorians, especially notions of degeneration and racial decline prominent during the ...
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.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-09
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 75. Chapters: Lost Horizon, The Dispossessed, Erewhon, Childhood's End, Walden Two, Vril, The Begum's Fortune, Utopia, News from Nowhere, For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs, Looking Backward, Ecotopia, A Traveler from Altruria, A Crystal Age, Island, Herland, Moving the Mountain, Ionia, The Diothas, Islandia, The World a Department Store, Earth Revisited, List of sequels to Looking Backward, Kazohinia, New Atlantis, The Old New Land, Sub-Coelum, Andromeda, The Naked Sun, 2150 AD, With Her in Ourland: Sequel to Herland, Men Like Gods, The Commonwealth of Oceana, Woman on the Edge of Time, The Gate to Women's Country, The Great Romance, Always Coming Home, Unveiling a Parallel, Red Star, Equality, Voyage to Faremido, The Milltillionaire, Triton, Mizora, Kirinyaga, New Amazonia, Fire on the Mountain, Seven Days in New Crete, Aristopia, Young West, Arqtiq, Three Hundred Years Hence, A Prophetic Romance, The Blazing World, Erewhon Revisited, The Fifth Sacred Thing, Equality; or, A History of Lithconia, Through the Eye of the Needle, A Dream of John Ball, The Year 4338: Petersburg Letters, Three Thousand Years, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, A Planet Called Utopia, Intermere, List of Utopian novels, 2894, Originator, The Golden Book of Springfield, Ca?a prawda o planecie Ksi. Excerpt: Vril is a substance described in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1871 novel The Coming Race, which was later reprinted as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race. The novel is an early example of science fiction. However, many early readers believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" was accurate, to the extent that some theosophists accepted the book as truth. Furthermore, since 1960 there has been a conspiracy theory about a secret Vril Society. The vril Race was original...
Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.
Millie Bird ist sieben, als sie ihr erstes totes Ding findet, Rambo, ihren Hund. Von da an führt sie Buch über alles, was auf der Welt verloren geht: die Stubenfliege. Die Großmutter. Der Weihnachtsbaum. Darauf, dass sie auch ihren Dad in ihr Buch der Toten Dinge eintragen muss, war sie überhaupt nicht vorbereitet, und auch nicht darauf, dass ihre Mom sie im Kaufhaus stehen lässt und nicht wiederkommt. Karl ist siebenundachtzig, als sein Sohn ihn ins Altersheim bringt. Hier wird er nicht bleiben, denkt Karl, als er seinem Sohn nachschaut, und kurz darauf haut er ab. Erst mal ins Kaufhaus, bis sich was Besseres findet. Dort trifft er Millie. Agatha ist zweiundachtzig und geht nicht mehr aus dem Haus, seit ihr Mann gestorben ist. Halb versteckt hinter Gardine und Efeu, sitzt sie am Küchen fenster und beschimpft die Passanten. Bis das kleine Mädchen von gegenüber zurückkommt, allein ... Von Verlust und Trauer erzählt Brooke Davis in diesem berührenden Roman – und zugleich von einem Abenteuer voll furiosem Witz: Wie drei, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, aufbrechen, um Millies Mutter zu suchen, und dabei zurück ins Leben und die Liebe finden.