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James Hilton (1) (1900–1954)

Autor(a) de Lost Horizon

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About the Author

James Hilton was born in Leigh, Lancashire, England on September 9, 1900. While attending the Leys School in Cambridge, he published several stories in the school magazine. In 1918, he won a scholarship to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he joined the University Officer Training Squadron. Before mostrar mais he saw any action, the war ended. He published his first novel, Catherine Herself, in 1920, while still an undergraduate. After Cambridge, he became a freelance journalist, writing chiefly for The Manchester Guardian and later The Irish Independent and reviewing fiction for The Daily Telegraph. During this time, he had several more of his novels published, though without conspicuous success. In 1931, he enjoyed his first popular success with And Now Goodbye and was able to take up writing fiction full time. His other works include Lost Horizon, which won the Hawthornden Prize, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and Random Harvest, all of which were made into highly successful motion pictures. In 1935, he was invited to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter. He wrote screenplays for Camille, Foreign Correspondent, Forever and a Day, The Story of Dr. Wassell, The Tuttles of Tahiti, and We Are Not Alone. He won the Best Screenplay Oscar for Mrs. Miniver in 1942. During his Hollywood years, he continued to write novels including Nothing So Strange, Morning Journey, and Time and Time Again. He also served as the narrator for Madame Curie and the adaptation of his novel So Well Remembered, in addition to hosting CBS Radio's Hallmark Playhouse from 1948 until 1953. He died of liver cancer on December 20, 1954. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de James Hilton

Lost Horizon (1933) 3,989 cópias
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934) 2,320 cópias
Random Harvest (1941) 507 cópias
So Well Remembered (1945) 166 cópias
Time and Time Again (1953) 130 cópias
Was It Murder? (1931) 130 cópias
Nothing So Strange (1947) 128 cópias
Mrs. Miniver [1942 film] (1942) — Screenwriter — 112 cópias
Without Armor (1934) 67 cópias
Morning Journey (1951) 51 cópias
And Now Good-Bye (1931) 49 cópias
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) 47 cópias
To You, Mr. Chips (1938) 42 cópias
Great Modern Short Novels (1966) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 41 cópias
We Are Not Alone (1937) 37 cópias
Ill Wind (1932) 32 cópias
The Passionate Year (1939) 22 cópias
The Dawn of Reckoning (1925) 15 cópias
Catherine Herself (1946) 4 cópias
Terry 3 cópias
Storm Passage (2003) 3 cópias
The silver flame (1949) 3 cópias
The Perfect Plan 2 cópias
It's a Crazy World 1 exemplar(es)
The Failure 1 exemplar(es)
The Bat King 1 exemplar(es)
The Girl Who Got There 1 exemplar(es)
You Can't Touch Dotty 1 exemplar(es)
Lives of Men 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
Best Loved Books for Young Readers 04 (1831) — Autor — 101 cópias
More Stories to Remember, Volume I (1958) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Lost Horizon [1937 film] (1937) — Original book — 77 cópias
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
XII Twelve Short Novels (1961) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
20 Best Film Plays (1943) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Goodbye, Mr. Chips [1969 film] (1969) — Autor — 16 cópias
More O. Henry: One Hundred more of the Master's Stories (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições15 cópias
Ellery Queen’s Eleven Deadly Sins (1991) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Story of Dr. Wassell [1944 film] (1944) — Original book — 4 cópias
Knight Without Armour [1937 film] (1937) — Original novel — 3 cópias
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Ten Great Stories: A New Anthology (1945) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



A fun and interesting read. This is one of those annoying yet philosophical books that always asks more questions than it answers. This makes it both frustrating and powerful, and well worth reading.
mrbearbooks | outras 100 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |
Fun adventure romp, with a twist ending that you kinda see coming. Lukewarm cultural commentary that is kinda interesting.
Aidan767 | outras 100 resenhas | Feb 1, 2024 |
Goodreads: Mr. Hilton's classic story of an English schoolmaster.Mr. Chipping, the classics master at Brookfield School since 1870, takes readers on a beguiling journey through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sometimes Chips, as he is affectionately known, is an old man who dreams by the fire; then he's a difficult young taskmaster schooling his students, or a middle-aged man encountering the lovely Katherine, whose "new woman" opinions work far-reaching changes in him. As succeeding generations of boys march onward through Chips' mind, Hilton's narrative remains masterful. He seamlessly interweaves a poignant love story with the jokes and eccentricities of English public school life, while also chronicling a new, uncertain world full of conflict and upheaval that extends far beyond the turrets of Brookfield.… (mais)
bentstoker | outras 50 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |

Lost Horizon is about a man who flees war to find himself in a mysterious monastery where everything is perfect and time stands still. His compatriots want to leave while he befriends the llamas and finds himself quite at home. This novel coined the term Shangri-La (the name of the monastery), which seems to have become incorrectly conflated with Xanadu in the modern western lingo. I loved the very 1930s Colonial Era Britishisms in the novel and liked the story itself. I thought the end could've gone further and brought the reader around more to contemplating whether or not extreme moderation in all things and near immortality are actually desirable. I thought Conway would come to this realization himself but he didn't. Still, a notable work that has stood the test of time and worth reading.… (mais)
technodiabla | outras 100 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |


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