Lost Horizon: A Novel

Front Cover
Open Road Media, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 244 pages
36 Reviews
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.
 
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
11
4 stars
15
3 stars
8
2 stars
1
1 star
1

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

I read this when I was about 13, shortly after I saw the movie with Michael York (sigh.) my review is based on how I remember it then. I enjoyed the imagery, the concept of such a place, and the problem such a place poses. It was intriguing, but I wasn't bowled over. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

In the second book in the Tiger's Curse series "Tiger's Quest" Kelsey and Kishan, embark in a journey through Shangri-La. So I searched for the name and found this book. I LOVE adventure books! I can't wait to read this one! Read full review

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

James Hilton (1900–1954) was a bestselling English novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter. After attending Cambridge University, Hilton worked as a journalist until the success of his novels Lost Horizon (1933) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934) launched his career as a celebrated author. Hilton’s writing is known for its depiction of English life between the two world wars, its celebration of English character, and its honest portrayal of life in the early twentieth century.

Bibliographic information