Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9781473520301
Year 2015-06-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Random House
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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

Lost Horizon Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9780671664275
Year 1988-01
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Four people are transported to the dream-like world of Shangri-La where life is eternal and civilization refined.

Lost Horizon Trilogy Edition

Lost Horizon  Trilogy Edition Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9781787202955
Year 2016-11-11
Pages 165
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
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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

LOST HORIZON   The Legend of Shangri La Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9788026852384
Year 2016-04-08
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher e-artnow
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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.

Shangri la

Shangri la Author Eleanor Cooney
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037762724
Year 1996
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher William Morrow & Co
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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

Lost Horizon Companion

Lost Horizon Companion Author John R. Hammond
ISBN-10 0786432381
Year 2008
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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"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

Random Harvest Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9781453240472
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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A World War I veteran’s comfortable life is upended by buried memories in this “completely real and convincing” novel 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.

Lost in Shangri La Enhanced Edition

Lost in Shangri La  Enhanced Edition Author Mitchell Zuckoff
ISBN-10 9780062091673
Year 2011-04-26
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

Horizon Horizon Book 1

Horizon  Horizon  Book 1 Author Scott Westerfeld
ISBN-10 9780545916790
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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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.

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

Famous Novels   Unabridged  Lost Horizon  Knight Without Armour  Goodbye  Mr  Chips  Random Harvest  the Story of Dr Wassell    So Well Remembered Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 1781392021
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 830
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Crossing the Horizon

Crossing the Horizon Author Laurie Notaro
ISBN-10 9781451659429
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Soar back to the fearless 1920s with #1 New York Times bestselling writer Laurie Notaro—beloved author of The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club—in a “captivating historical” (Kirkus Reviews) novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. It’s 1927. Charles Lindberg has inspired millions but no woman has yet embarked on trans-Atlantic flight. Three women, based on real aviatrixes from the early years of aviation, determine to make their mark on history and set out on a thrilling but dangerous mission. Elsie Mackay, daughter of an Earl, is the first Englishwoman to get her pilot’s license. Mabel Boll, a glamorous society darling and former cigar girl, is ardent to make the historic flight. Beauty pageant contestant Ruth Elder uses her winnings for flying lessons and becomes the preeminent American girl of the sky. Inspired by true events and real people, Notaro vividly evokes this exciting time as her determined heroines vie for the record. Through striking photos, meticulous research, and atmospheric prose, Notaro brings Elsie, Mabel, and Ruth to life, pulling us back in time as the pilots collide, struggle, and literally crash in the chase for fame and a place in aviation history.

Messenger

Messenger Author Frank DeMarco
ISBN-10 1571740139
Year 1994
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
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George Chiari's spy plane is forced down over Tibet and he is taken to the monastery of Hilton's Shangri-La.

State of Wonder

State of Wonder Author Ann Patchett
ISBN-10 9781408826157
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors, whose patience is fast running out. Anders Eckman, a mild-mannered lab researcher, is sent to investigate. A curt letter reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Now Marina Singh, Anders' colleague and once a student of the mighty Dr Swenson, is their last hope. Compelled by the pleas of Anders's wife, who refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home, Marina leaves the snowy plains of Minnesota and retraces her friend's steps into the heart of the South American darkness, determined to track down Dr. Swenson and uncover the secrets being jealously guarded among the remotest tribes of the rainforest. What Marina does not yet know is that, in this ancient corner of the jungle, where the muddy waters and susurrating grasses hide countless unknown perils and temptations, she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination. Marina is no longer the student, but only time will tell if she has learnt enough.

Faggots

Faggots Author Larry Kramer
ISBN-10 155584667X
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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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.

Goodbye Mr Chips

Goodbye  Mr  Chips Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9781453240465
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The modern classic about an idealistic British schoolmaster’s influence on his students: “A minor miracle” (The New York Times). Throughout his forty-three-year tenure at Brookfield, “a good public school of the second rate” in eastern England, Arthur Chipping has been Mr. Chips to his students. Beginning with his unpolished first years during the Franco-Prussian War, into the radical changes of the twentieth century and the outbreak of the First World War, Mr. Chips has shaped lives. But Chips has been inspired as well—by the unremarkable and the extraordinary, by his colleagues, by a woman who changes him forever, and not least, by his children, “thousands of them, all boys.” Since it was first published in 1934 to international success, Goodbye, Mr. Chips has never been out of print. It was followed by a collection of stories, To You, Mr. Chips, and provided the basis for two award-winning feature films, a stage musical, a radio play, and two television adaptations. Based on Hilton’s experiences as a student at the Leys School, Cambridge, this short novel endures as a revelation of the difference one good teacher can make, and “what the better emotions do toward making people important” (Kirkus Reviews).