Lost Horizon: A Novel

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Harper Collins, 1933 - Fiction - 241 pages
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James Hilton's 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 Capra's 1937 film adaptation catapulted it to the height of cultural significance. Readers of Mitchell Zuckoff's 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 world's first look at this sanctuary above the clouds. The new Perennial edition also features a bonus essay on Lost Horizon by Don't Know Much About History author Kenneth C. Davis.

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User Review  - tgraettinger - LibraryThing

Great story about Shangri-La and a handful of people abducted and taken there. So good I read it twice in succession. For some reason, I really identified with Conway, the main character. Read full review

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User Review  - Garrison0550 - LibraryThing

It wasn't the best book I've ever read, that's for sure. If you haven't read Hilton before, but want to, give this one a miss and go for Random Harvest instead. It's a completely different story, of course, but a much better book. It's actually kind of hard to believe he wrote them both. Read full review

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About the author (1933)

Frances Varian is a Final Year Medical Student at Warwick University and was seconded by Warwick Medical School to help develop SJT educational material and practice questions designed to enhance students' non-technical skills.

Lara Cartwright is Senior Careers Consultant at Warwick Medical School and a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and the Medical Careers Adviser's Network (MCAN).

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