James Hilton

(1900—1954) author and screenwriter

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novelist and Hollywood scriptwriter, remembered principally for Lost Horizon (1933), set in the Tibetan lamasery of Shangri‐La (the origin of this term) where the inmates enjoy extended youth, and Good‐bye Mr Chips (1934), a novella about an old schoolmaster.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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