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The Search for Shangri-la: A Journey into Tibetan History

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The idea of a hidden refuge, a paradise far from the stresses of modern life, has universal appeal. In 1932 the writer James Hilton coined the word "Shangri-La" to describe such a place, when he gave that name to a hidden valley in the Himalayas in his popular romance, "Lost Horizon". Exploring the myth behind the story, this book tracks down the sources that Hilton drew upon in writing his novel, and then sets out to discover what lies behind the legend that inspired him. In the course of an account of his four journeys ...

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The Search for Shangri-La: A Journey Into Tibetan History
2001, Abacus (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780349111421

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The Search For Shangri-La: A Journey into Tibetan History
1999, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316648103

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