Lost Horizon

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Buccaneer Books, 1933 - Fiction - 217 pages
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Four people are transported to the dream-like world of Shangri-La where life is eternal and civilization refined.

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User Review  - CasaBooks - LibraryThing

Read this one trying to keep up with my Mom who was catching up on classics. ahhh.... this explains the story of "Shangri-La" Probably one I should have read earlier and certainly should read again. Read in 2004. Read full review

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User Review  - Becky221 - LibraryThing

This was my second time reading this book. I first read it several years ago because I heard that the TV Series, "Lost", was loosely based on this book (and I loved the series). I liked this book just ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1933)

James Hilton was born in Leigh, Lancashire, England on September 9, 1900. While attending the Leys School in Cambridge, he published several stories in the school magazine. In 1918, he won a scholarship to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he joined the University Officer Training Squadron. Before he saw any action, the war ended. He published his first novel, Catherine Herself, in 1920, while still an undergraduate. After Cambridge, he became a freelance journalist, writing chiefly for The Manchester Guardian and later The Irish Independent and reviewing fiction for The Daily Telegraph. During this time, he had several more of his novels published, though without conspicuous success. In 1931, he enjoyed his first popular success with And Now Goodbye and was able to take up writing fiction full time. His other works include Lost Horizon, which won the Hawthornden Prize, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and Random Harvest, all of which were made into highly successful motion pictures. In 1935, he was invited to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter. He wrote screenplays for Camille, Foreign Correspondent, Forever and a Day, The Story of Dr. Wassell, The Tuttles of Tahiti, and We Are Not Alone. He won the Best Screenplay Oscar for Mrs. Miniver in 1942. During his Hollywood years, he continued to write novels including Nothing So Strange, Morning Journey, and Time and Time Again. He also served as the narrator for Madame Curie and the adaptation of his novel So Well Remembered, in addition to hosting CBS Radio's Hallmark Playhouse from 1948 until 1953. He died of liver cancer on December 20, 1954.

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