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Free Study Guide for Lost Horizon by James Hilton

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LOST HORIZON BY JAMES HILTON - FREE STUDY GUIDE


CHAPTER 8

Summary

For a moment, Conway is so amazed at his realization that the High Lama is Father Perrault that he is unable to speak. However, the conversation begins again, this time about music which Father Perrault seems to read in Conway’s mind. Conway then repeats what he has come to realize: they will be forbidden to leave. But he still wonders why the four travelers were chosen to be brought to the valley over all other people. Perrault reveals that one of the men in the valley, Talu, had come up with the idea to bring back people to infuse into the life of the lamasery by bringing them in by air. Conway still wonders what the idea is behind it all. So Perrault explains that........

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This is the most important chapter in understanding the concept of Shangri-La. The valley doesn’t offer just long life; it offers a life in which the lamas will learn how to be in such harmony with each other and the people of the valley that......


CHAPTER 9

Summary

Conway has been warned by the High Lama to not yet reveal to the other three travelers the truth of Shangri-La, so when they greet him at breakfast with many questions, he finds himself easily prevaricating and falling naturally into the beliefs of Perrault and the other lamas. He just tells them that it isn’t an ordinary monastery, and that the High Lama still has given no answers about porters or departure from the valley. Miss Brinklow and Barnard seem unfazed by this lack of news, but Mallinson, of course, is frustrated and.......

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Conway’s understanding of life at the lamasery continues in this chapter. Chang explains the stages of his life there, and he meets other lamas who have been hidden to that point. There are several significant moments: the three travelers are still immersed in what they are becoming or what they still are (Barnard and Miss Brinklow like life there, and Mallinson is still angry that he........

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