This comprehensive reference guide introduces James Hilton's novel, ""Lost Horizon"" for contemporary students and general readers. The opening section provides a summary of Hilton's life and describes his circumstances at the time of writing the novel. This is followed with a chapter-by-chapter summary of the plot, a glossary of words and phrases which may be helpful to 21st century readers, and an alphabetically arranged guide to the novel's characters. In addition, the author examines the initial critical reception of the book, its publishing history, and the success of its major film adaptations in separate chapters.
Lost Horizon Companion