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    An Analysis of Hilton's Lost Horizon      "...the horizon lifted like a curtain; time expanded and space contracted" In James Hilton's Lost Horizon, the reader is promptly enticed to trek along with Hugh Conway and the three other kidnapped passengers, Charles Mallinson, Miss Brinklow, and Henry Barnard. Hilton commences his novel by utilizing the literary technique of a frame. At a dinner meeting, friends share their insights into life, and eventually, from a neurologist, and friend of Conway

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    James Hilton wrote Lost Horizon in 1933, and it was an immediate success, selling millions of copies, influencing President Roosevelt to name what's now Camp David Shangri-La, and Frank Capra, a hot director after an Oscar sweep with It Happened One Night in 1934, made a movie of Lost Horizon in 1937. The book also makes a big impression at first reading, especially for younger readers (which is when I first read it, many years ago now), who are captivated by the atmosphere of mystery and mysticism

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    Throughout history man has sought to create, find, or at least image a paradise on earth, a place where there is peace, harmony, and a surcease from the pain that plagues our lives. On the eve of World War II, James Hilton imagined such a place in his best-selling novel, Lost Horizon. The story itself begins when an evacuation of Westerners is ordered in the midst of revolution in Baksul, India. A plane containing four passengers is hi-jacked and flown far away into the Keun-Lun Mountains of Tibet

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    ended up on the list of 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Lost Horizon - James Hilton

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    The Utopian Philosophy of Shangri-La in James Hilton's Lost Horizon   For some people life may not be satisfactory. Life has many troubles including death, pain, and suffering. It leaves little hope. There are ways in which people can live to have a good life. This method of how a person should live is viewed differently thoughout the world. James Hilton represents this combination of ideas and cultures in the novel, Lost Horizon (1933). This novel tells the tale of four distinctively different

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    Lost Horizon was written between both world wars in 1933. In 1929 there was a Great Depression within North America and Europe. Stock markets had crashed and england started losing its empire. Although Canada was founded in 1867 and was self governing it was still a part of the british empire. Canada did gain total independence until 1931. With thousands of people losing their jobs and thousands already jobless not only in england but around the world there was a major economic crisis around the

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    In the book Lost Horizon by James Hilton, Hugh Conway was a passenger on a plane with three other people. Roberta Brinklow, Mallinson, and an American Financier. When the plain crash lands in Shangri-la, the other passengers were hesitant and wanted to stay until someone comes looking for them, but Hugh insisted on following the path up the Himalayas. Hughs persisted through times of trouble and kept them going. Hugh's persistence strengthens his curiosity to learn more about this mysterious temple

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    Lost Horizon Analysis

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    On the plane to Bhutan, the author recalls Shangri-La, a paradise both ancient and modern, described in Lost Horizon, a novel written by James Hilton. The book tells the story about British people who end up this place that is difficult to get to and that is distant from the real world. Because of the Great Depression, many owners named their hotel Shangri-la, inspired by illusion of prosperity. Eric Weiner have known of Bhutan since the early 1990s, when he was working as a correspondent in India

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    Visions of Utopia Essay

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    Humans have grasped at the concept of "Utopia" for millennia. In his editorial for the September 1983 issue of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, editor Isaac Asimov provided a concise history of utopian literature. According to Asimov, the history of utopian literature began with religious tales of past golden ages or future paradises. (Asimov gives the examples of the Genesis story of creation and expulsion from the Garden of Eden as an example of the first and the eleventh chapter of Isaiah

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    verizon wireless center, the Hilton Garden hotel, and a small memorial for the Dakota native americans that were hung in Mankato around the civil war. The last part of my walk

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