HILTON, James
(1900-1954)
   UK writer, in the USA from 1935, known mainly for slightly sentimental mainstream novels like Good-bye Mr Chips (1934). His romantic LOST-WORLD novel, Lost Horizon (1933), is set in the hidden Tibetan valleyof Shangri-La (his coinage), and deals with IMMORTALITY. The book is emotionally moving, and was extremely popular; it has been filmed twice (LOST HORIZON).
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   Other works: Nothing So Strange (1947 US), associational, about an experimental scientist and the Manhattan Project.
   See also: ANTHROPOLOGY; UTOPIAS.

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