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Lost Horizon (book)

  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 241 pages

Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English author James Hilton. - AsNotedIn

During that third week of May the situation in Baskul had become much worse and, on the 20th, air force machines arrived by arrangement from Peshawar to evacuate the white residents. These numbered about eighty, and most were safely transported across the mountains in troop carriers. A few miscellaneous aircraft were also employed, among them being a cabin machine lent by the maharajah of Chandrapur.
James Hilton, Lost Horizon

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  • Charles Darwin, Of course I'm against all of it myself, and I think Darwin was far worse than any Tibetan. I take my stand on the Bible.

  • Berlin Tempelhof, Berlin We had a good view of the big Lufthansa machines as they arrived at the aerodrome from all parts of Central Europe, and towards dusk, when arc flares were lighted, the scene took on a rich, theatrical brilliance.
  • India, He thought it likely, he said, that they were still in India. They had been flying east for several hours, too high to see much, but probably the course had been along some river valley, one stretching roughly east and west.
  • India, And now you're flying from India to Tibet instead. That's the way things happen.
  • Tibetan Plateau, In that event they would by now have reached the loftiest and least hospitable part of the earth's surface, the Tibetan plateau, two miles high even in its lowest valleys, a vast, uninhabited, and largely unexplored region of windswept upland.
  • West Bengal, IN, India Once, on being taken to Tiger Hill, near Darjeeling, to watch the sunrise upon Everest, he had found the highest mountain in the world a definite disappointment.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1932/01/00 James Hilton (novelist) Author While reading about missionaries in Tibet at the British Library in the winter of 1932, James Hilton, hits on the name 'Shangri-La' for his lost Himalayan locale. British Museum London
1933/04/00 James Hilton (novelist) Author James Hilton completes his manuscript for "Lost Horizon", soon to published by Macmillan.
1933/09/00 Macmillan Publishers Publisher "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton is published by Macmillan.
1934/08/00 Alexander Woollcott's goes "quietly mad" over Lost Horizon on his CBS radio show, 'The Town Crier.'
1934/12/00 Frank Capra Director Frank Capra buys a copy of "Lost Horizon" at a Los Angeles train station (in Capra's autobiography, it is Union Station). Screenwriter Jo Swerling had told Capra about the novel. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Los Angeles
1935/00/00 Harry Cohen, head of Columbia Pictures, buys the rights to "Lost Horizon" for $17,500.

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Particulars for Lost Horizon (book):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Physiographic Mountainous
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Environment Paradise an ideal or idyllic place or state
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Social Attribute Utopia

Original Language: English

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