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Free Study Guide for Lost Horizon by James Hilton

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The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.



Other elements that are present in this novel are symbols and metaphors. Symbols are the use of some unrelated idea to represent something else. Metaphors are direct comparisons made between characters and ideas. There are many symbols and metaphors used by the author such as:

1.) Karacal, the mountain, symbolizes the possibility of a perfect utopian society where the doom of the outside world can be forgotten.

2.) Mallinson and Conway are metaphors for the outside world and Shangri-La. One represents the frustration and the.......



James Hilton

Date Published
It was first published in 1933 with several later editions, the most recent being 2004. It was the very first book to be published in paperback form.

Meaning of the Title
Lost Horizon is a reference to a faraway paradise that can be obtained, but is usually lost by those who need it most.

Fantasy, Adventure Novel

The setting of the story is predominately in the countries of Afghanistan and Tibet with emphasis on the.........

.........Major Themes
The exhaustion of passions is the beginning of wisdom; a world on the brink of destruction; imagination; Providence; and the idea that it is certain if it is impossible.


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