Lost Horizon: A Novel
James Hilton’s bestselling adventure novel about a military man who stumbles on the world’s greatest hope for peace deep in Tibet: Shangri-La.
Hugh Conway saw humanity at its worst while fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now, more than a decade later, Conway is a British diplomat serving in Afghanistan and facing war yet again—this time, a civil conflict forces him to flee the country by plane.
When his plane crashes high in the Himalayas, Conway and the other survivors are found by a mysterious guide and led to a breathtaking discovery: the hidden valley of Shangri-La.
Kept secret from the world for more than two hundred years, Shangri-La is like paradise—a place whose inhabitants live for centuries amid the peace and harmony of the fertile valley. But when the leader of the Shangri-La monastery falls ill, Conway and the others must face the daunting prospect of returning home to a world about to be torn open by war.
Thrilling and timeless, Lost Horizon is a masterpiece of modern fiction, and one of the most enduring classics of the twentieth century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MinaIsham - LibraryThing
-- James Hilton's LOST HORIZON is a novel. Four passengers on a plane are unknowingly flown to a remote Tibetan lamasery where the air & an elixir extend lives of inhabitants. Because they practice ... Read full review