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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.

It is here, in Shangri-La, where destinies will be discovered and the meaning of paradise will be unveiled.

Synopsis:

James Hiltons famous utopian adventure novel, and the origin of the mythical sanctuary Shangri-La, receives new life in this beautiful reissue from Harper Perennial. A book that the New Yorker calls “the most artful kind of suspense . . . ingenuity [we] have rarely seen equaled,” Lost Horizon captured the national consciousness when first published in the 1930s, and Frank Capras 1937 film adaptation catapulted it to the height of cultural significance. Readers of Mitchell Zuckoffs harrowing history of a real-life plane crash in Dutch New Guinea, Lost in Shangri-La, as well as fans of novels ranging from The Man Who Would Be King to Seven Years in Tibet to State of Wonder will be fascinated and delighted by this milestone in adventure fiction, the worlds first look at this sanctuary above the clouds. The new Perennial edition also features a bonus essay on Lost Horizon by Dont Know Much About History author Kenneth C. Davis.

Synopsis:

Three men and a woman--who are seeking escape from political upheaval in the Orient--survive an airplane crash and find themselves prisoners at first, then visitors of the inhabitants of a hidden paradise.

About the Author

James Hilton was the author of more than twenty novels, including the bestselling Good-bye, Mr. Chips. He was also a screenwriter, with credits including such classic films as Mrs. Miniver, which won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1942, and Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent. Born in England in the year 1900, Hilton emigrated to the United States in the late 1930s. He died in 1954.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060594527
Author:
Hilton, James
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
MacLachlan, P.
Author:
by James Hilton
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Himalaya mountains
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Shangri-La
Subject:
Utopian fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
G-2003-54
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.088 in 19.92 oz

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"Synopsis" by , James Hiltons famous utopian adventure novel, and the origin of the mythical sanctuary Shangri-La, receives new life in this beautiful reissue from Harper Perennial. A book that the New Yorker calls “the most artful kind of suspense . . . ingenuity [we] have rarely seen equaled,” Lost Horizon captured the national consciousness when first published in the 1930s, and Frank Capras 1937 film adaptation catapulted it to the height of cultural significance. Readers of Mitchell Zuckoffs harrowing history of a real-life plane crash in Dutch New Guinea, Lost in Shangri-La, as well as fans of novels ranging from The Man Who Would Be King to Seven Years in Tibet to State of Wonder will be fascinated and delighted by this milestone in adventure fiction, the worlds first look at this sanctuary above the clouds. The new Perennial edition also features a bonus essay on Lost Horizon by Dont Know Much About History author Kenneth C. Davis.
"Synopsis" by , Three men and a woman--who are seeking escape from political upheaval in the Orient--survive an airplane crash and find themselves prisoners at first, then visitors of the inhabitants of a hidden paradise.

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