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Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. The book was turned into a movie, also called Lost Horizon, in 1937 by director Frank Capra. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet.

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. One such town, Zhongdian, has now officially renamed itself Shangri La (Chinese: Xianggelila) because of its claim to be the inspiration for the novel. (from wikipedia.org)

Lost Horizon (1973 film)

This is a 1973 musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, Bobby Van, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey, James Shigeta and Charles Boyer. The film is a remake of Frank Capra's film of the same name, with a screenplay by Larry Kramer. Both the 1937 film and this one had their story from James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon.


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Lost Horizon - wikipedia
Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. The book was turned into a movie, also called Lost Horizon, in 1937 by director Frank Capra.
In Search of Myths and Heroes - Shangri-La
The legend was immortalized in James Hilton's novel about Shangri-La, and by Hollywood in Frank Capra's movie Lost Horizon.

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Lost Horizon, by James Hilton
This edition is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. Table of Contents. Prologue. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. ...
Lost Horizon
Title: Lost Horizon. Author: James Hilton. Language: English. This eBook was produced by Don Lainson and updated by Roy Glashan.