Lost Horizon by James Hilton

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A strangely absorbing and fascinating story of a lost Englishman, Hugh Conway, of the Consular Service in India.


James Hilton’s bestselling adventure novel about a military man who stumbles on the world’s greatest hope for peace deep in Tibet: Shangri-La.

Hugh Conway saw humanity at its worst while fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now, more than a decade later, Conway is a British diplomat serving in Afghanistan and facing war yet again—this time, a civil conflict forces him to flee the country by plane.
When his plane crashes high in the Himalayas, Conway and the other survivors are found by a mysterious guide and led to a breathtaking discovery: the hidden valley of Shangri-La.
Kept secret from the world for more than two hundred years, Shangri-La is like paradise—a place whose inhabitants live for centuries amid the peace and harmony of the fertile valley. But when the leader of the Shangri-La monastery falls ill, Conway and the others must face the daunting prospect of returning home to a world about to be torn open by war.
Thrilling and timeless, Lost Horizon is a masterpiece of modern fiction, and one of the most enduring classics of the twentieth century.

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James Hilton was born in 1900 in England. He authored more than 20 novels including Goodbye, Mr. Chips. His screenwriting credits include such classic films as "Camille" and "Mrs. Miniver," which won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1942. Hilton also wrote the dialogue for Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent. Hilton immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s and eventually became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He died in 1954.
Published May 1, 2012 by Open Road Media. 163 pages
Genres: Other, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Romance, Crime, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 08 2013

A strangely absorbing and fascinating story of a lost Englishman, Hugh Conway, of the Consular Service in India.

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Reviewed by Shelly Barclay on Jul 06 2009

Lost Horizon has a very intriguing open ending that leaves the reader pondering all sorts of philosophical questions.

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