James Hilton


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does anyone out there know of the complete list of JH's books?

>>By Sue   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

He is an exellent writer and I'd say he;s very talented

>>By Ron   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Does anyone know when he died or is he still alive?

>>By Ron again   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Lost Horizon is one of my favorite books, I reread it about every 2 years. The refinement and civility of the lamasery is attractive to me and since I am inclined to be rather lazy myself, I suppose I identify with Conway. And as the High Lama says, "Laziness in doing stupid things can be a great virtue."

>>By Centurion   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

lost horizon is greatest book.

>>By ketka   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Man is he awsome like he can write a book and like do like anything the guy is pretty like umm cool and all

>>By James   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

This book seems to make magic a real possibillity in a world where many people seem to be losing faith in life itself. It tells us of how history can repeat itself, not to mention why it does...

>>By Sim   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

The mother fucker smoked to much pot. He needs to go eat a giant dildo. Why did he waste all this fucking time writing lost horizon. Shit i would be happy if he didnt so i wouldnt have to read such a piece of shit novel for an assignment. Fuck you james hilton you sorry piece of shit.

>>By fuckhead 2002   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

the plot of this book is so good, but the setting in tibet so out of date, that it needs to be rewritten again with the setting updated. let's have some suggestions!

>>By dick   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

To Fuckhead 2002:

He writes a great deal better than you. Anyone who would

write a message like that for the general public to read,

must be a real looser.

>>By Hank   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Too Right Hank,

I never tire of watching the film 'Lost Horizon', there is a subtle something that sit's within it that is both a personal message to all who can see it as well as one of hope to all that can't. It is almost akin to Sir Francis Bacon's 'New Atlantis' which has very strong Rosicrucian elements.

My favourite dialogue is at the end "Gentlemen, I hope we All find our Shangrila". (words to that effect).

>>By Bob   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

i havenīt read Shangrila yet, but i will, it will be my first book from this writer, i hope it is ok


>>By ed   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Goodbye, Mr. Chip is really good, it shows so much emotion and humor that it is outstanding! he is a grear author

>>By Rosie   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

My favorite James Hilton book is Random Harvest. I recommend it to everyone. Interesting insight of what it would be like to have lost your memory. I thought the end was quite moving when he discovers who he was and who the woman was that he followed.

>>By JOE   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

To Ron,

Born September 9, 1900. Died 1954.

>>By JOE   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Lost Horizon is a really wonderful book. Simple but original it is a book I personally find very moving. It is a book not about a particular place but more of a state of mind and a book that seeks to stress that there is an alternative to war and violence; there is understanding, respect,and in all things moderation. These are themes which are evident in much of Hiltons work such as Goodbye Mr Chips.
Perhaps someone should send a copy to George W Bush and the Iraqi version to Saddam Hussein.

>>By Steve   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

I first read Goodbye Mr Chips when I was about eleven, and have done so a number of times since: it remains a deeply moving book.
A new TV version with Martin Clunes was on British TV over Xmas (ITV1) and was brilliant.
Sue, if you can get hold of Book and Magazine Collector (UK)
for March 1990 this issue contains a n article and full list of works by Hilton.
I can send you a copy if you Email me at: mckingis@hotmail.com

>>By Michael   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Is Lost Horizon really that good? Will someone tell me the story?

>>By Duke   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

can any body tell me if james hilton was english or american

>>By joan   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

hey my mum asked a question.do her a favour and give her an answer.

>>By john   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

I just picked up another book of his, So Well Remembered,
copyright 1945, one of later ones apparently. Have only just started but finding it a pleasant read.

>>By Peace   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

a complete list of Hilton books
1) Catherine Herself, 2) Storm Passage, 3) The Passionate Year, 4) The Dawn of Reckoning, 4) The Meadows of the Moon, 5) Terry, 6) The Silver Flame (aka Three Loves Had Margaret), 7) HRH Phillip Duke of Edinburough, 8) Murder at School (aka Was it Murder?), 9) And Now Good-Bye, 10) Ill Wind (aka Contango), 11) Lost Horizon, 12) Without Armor (aka Knight Without Armour), 13) Good-Bye Mr. Chips, 14) We Are Not Alone, 15) To You Mr. Chips, 16) Random Harvest, 17) The Story of Dr Wassel, 18) So Well Remembered, 19) Nothing So Strange, 20) Morning Journey, 21) Time and Time Again - Anything published before Lost Horizon is difficult to find except in reprinted paperback. All of his books are wonderful reads and the inner thought processes he describes are wonderful. Hilton died in 1954 one year after his last book was published, he also contributed to many Hollyood scripts the most famous of which was Mrs. Miniver.

>>By MERC   (Sunday, 2 Feb 2003 16:08)

James Hilton was a Brittsh novilist. His stories were amazing and real. I just read Lost Horizon, and was in complete amazment by his skill and just taken aback by his story. James Hilton died on December 20th, 1954. If you haven't read Lost Horizon yet, I suggest you do.

>>By Cait   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 20:21)

Greeting from New Orleans - I am a member of a Carnival club named "Shangri-La". Does anyone know if this word was made up by Hilton or is there another source? I cannot locate anywhere information on Hilton's motivation/inspiration to write this great piece of modern fiction. Most interested in your response. Merci beaucoup. Vwkillion@aol.com

>>By Valerie   (Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003 05:26)

Pretty confusing book to me

I didn't understand it.

>>By pierson   (Sunday, 2 Mar 2003 16:17)

There is a striking difference between the cast of characters in the novel and those in the original film. At least three of the hapless people on the plane that crashed were completely rebuilt. Too bad. I don't believe Hilton was involved in the script writing for that film. I doubt that he would have allowed such a rewrite.

>>By Mean Jean   (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 01:13)

I am from the same little town that James Hilton was born in and word is he was a true gent and scholar and to add to that he was a mighty fine author who's great strength was in highlighting our innermost feelings and longings.His writing was of real beauty and i for one am proud that i was born in the same town as this great man!!!

>>By Bri.   (Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 02:17)

Does anybody out there think they know the theme, or maybe have an idea of a theme for the novel "Lost Horizon" that has to do with human society

>>By kd   (Tuesday, 11 Mar 2003 01:05)

I am looking for a full biography page on the internet of james hilton, if you can help me out send it to my email at honeygurljen@hotmail.com

>>By jp   (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 19:55)

I am related to James Hilton, he is a cousin to my Grandfather James Hilton who lived in Addison Crescent in Blackpool Lancashire, where my father Leslie Hilton was born.
My newly born son is named James Hilton after both my Grandfather and James Hilton the writer.

>>By Robert Hilton   (Saturday, 19 Apr 2003 05:19)

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