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

Random Harvest Trilogy Ed

Random Harvest  Trilogy Ed  Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9781786258939
Year 2016-03-28
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0252017781
Year 1937
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

The Lost Kingdom

The Lost Kingdom Author Matthew J. Kirby
ISBN-10 9780545539562
Year 2013-08-27
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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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.

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.

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.