A James Hilton Companion: A Guide to the Novels, Short Stories, Non-fiction Writings and Films
By: John R. Hammond (author)Paperback
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The writer and Oscar-winner James Hilton is best known as the author of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" as well as the novel "Lost Horizon" in which he invented the notion of Shangri-la. This introduction to the entirety of Hilton's works, which include novels, short stories, non-fiction works, and film adaptations, gives a detailed account of his life and literary career (including a complete chronology), a listing of his works, and a key to the important characters and locations. The main body of the text is devoted to an examination of his writing, followed by a chapter devoted to adaptations of his novels into movies, including "Lost Horizon" and "Random Harvest".
John R. Hammond is a research fellow at Nottingham Trent University in England. He is the secretary of the James Hilton Society and the president of the H.G. Wells Society.
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