History Literature / LostHorizon

25th May '18 7:04:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist, saw very disturbing stuff during his service in World War I, and he never got quite over it.

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* HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist, saw very disturbing stuff during his service in World War I, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and he never got quite over it.
20th Mar '18 2:14:47 AM ritzoreo
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* FramingDevice: The main story is being told among two former schoolmates of Conway, one of whom got his story from Conway himself.
11th Mar '18 1:15:00 AM ritzoreo
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* HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La.
* HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist.

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* HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La.
Shangri-La is a deliberately inaccessible place where carefully selected candidates are expected to isolate themselves from a world without hope.
* HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist.protagonist, saw very disturbing stuff during his service in World War I, and he never got quite over it.



* MacGuffinLocation

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* MacGuffinLocationMacGuffinLocation: Shangri-La



* NoImmortalInertia

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* NoImmortalInertiaNoImmortalInertia: It is heavily implied that [[spoiler: Lo-Tsen lost her youth almost as soon as she left Shangri-La]].



* RapidAging: This may be Lo-Tsen's fate.

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* RapidAging: This may be Lo-Tsen's fate.fate as explained in NoImmortalInertia.



* TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.

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* TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.namer, due to Conway's efforts to get back at any price.
11th Mar '18 1:08:01 AM ritzoreo
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%%ZCE * HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La.
%%ZCE * HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist.

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%%ZCE * HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La.
%%ZCE * HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist.



%% ZCE * MacGuffinLocation

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%% ZCE * MacGuffinLocation



%% ZCE * NoImmortalInertia
%%ZCE * OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: The monastery.
%%ZCE * RapidAging: This may be Lo-Tsen's fate.

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%% ZCE * NoImmortalInertia
%%ZCE * OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: The monastery.
%%ZCE * RapidAging: This may be Lo-Tsen's fate.



%%ZCE * TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.

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%%ZCE * TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.
6th Jan '18 1:15:37 AM LB7979
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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lost_horizon_250.jpg]]









* HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La.
* HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist.

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%%ZCE * HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La.
%%ZCE * HurtingHero: Conway, the protagonist.



* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: The monastery.
* RapidAging: This may be Lo-Tsen's fate.

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%%ZCE * OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: The monastery.
%%ZCE * RapidAging: This may be Lo-Tsen's fate.



* TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.

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%%ZCE * TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.
21st Jul '17 5:20:06 PM Ezclee4050
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* InterfaithSmoothie: According to the High Lama, the lamasery was originally Buddhist, then Father Perrault converted it to Christianity, but in his later years he embraced not only Buddhism but some elements of Hinduism as well.
17th Jul '17 6:42:38 PM Ezclee4050
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* AdaptationNameChange: The book's Hugh Conway became Robert Conway in the 1937 film and Richard Conway in the 1973 film.
21st Mar '17 6:31:15 AM LB7979
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Passengers aboard a small airplane discover that they have been kidnapped by someone posing as their assigned pilot. The plane crashes in the Himalayan mountain range along the border of China. The dying pilot's last words indicate there is a lamasery near by at Shangi-La and they will find help there. The passengers go to the lamasery and uncover a mystery.

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Passengers aboard a small airplane discover that they have been kidnapped by someone posing as their assigned pilot. The plane crashes in the Himalayan mountain range range, along the border of China. The dying pilot's last words indicate there is a lamasery near by nearby at Shangi-La Shangri-La and they will find help there. The passengers go to the lamasery and uncover a mystery.
are offered shelter there. Then mysteries start to unfold: the passengers want to leave but but are unable to, and it becomes clear that time passes differently here.









* {{Aesop}}: The novel warns of an impending World War.
* BilingualBonus: "Shangri-la" means "Shang Mountain Pass" in Tibetan.

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* {{Aesop}}: The novel warns of an impending World War.
War [[note]]And it was written in between WW-I and WW-II in Real Life...[[/note]].
* BilingualBonus: "Shangri-la" "Shangri-La" means "Shang Mountain Pass" in Tibetan.



* HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La
* HurtingHero: Conway the protagonist

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* HiddenElfVillage: Shangri-La
Shangri-La.
* HurtingHero: Conway Conway, the protagonistprotagonist.



* MacGuffinLocation

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%% ZCE * MacGuffinLocation



* NoImmortalInertia
* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: the monastery
* RapidAging: this may be Lo-Tsen's fate
* SecretIdentity: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant and the High Lama might really be Father Perrault

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%% ZCE * NoImmortalInertia
* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: the monastery
The monastery.
* RapidAging: this This may be Lo-Tsen's fate
fate.
* SecretIdentity: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant and the High Lama might really be Father Perrault[[spoiler:Father Perrault]].
30th May '16 12:49:13 AM PaulA
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* AgeWithoutYouth: Averted- you live long and age proportionaly in Shangri-La.
30th May '16 12:48:45 AM PaulA
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* TheRedStapler: Shangri-La and what it represents longing for a faraway place of beauty, spiritual replenishment, and supernatural longevity stuck around. When Tibet realized that heavy logging of their old-growth forests was causing disastrous floods, they turned to tourism, found that it paid really well, and renovated a village, renaming it Shangri-La.
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