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The novel ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''[[Film/GoodbyeMrChips Goodbye, Mr. Chips]]'' fame).

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The novel ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''[[Film/GoodbyeMrChips Goodbye, Mr. Chips]]'' ''Literature/GoodbyeMrChips'' fame).


* 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.

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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.


* 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.


%%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.


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* 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.

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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.

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* AdaptationNameChange: The book's Hugh Conway became Robert Conway in the 1937 film and Richard Conway in the 1973 film.


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]].


* AgeWithoutYouth: Averted- you live long and age proportionaly in Shangri-La.


* 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.


* ShamgriLa: The novel is the trope namer.

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* ShamgriLa: TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.


* MayDecemberRomance: Mallinson and Lo-Tsen... if Perrault [[spoiler: is telling the truth of course.]]
* MightyWhitey: Featuring a modern MightyWhitey in the 1930s, when the old-fashioned version was still in vogue. The mostly Chinese and Tibetan monks there prove themselves to be wise, intelligent, competent, and well-rounded characters. However, the white Conway turns out to be better at being a monk than the best of the Tibetans, and it turns out that [[spoiler:the founder and leader of the monastery is a European who arrived in the 15th century]].

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* MayDecemberRomance: Mallinson and Lo-Tsen... if Perrault [[spoiler: is telling the truth of course.]]
course.
* MightyWhitey: Featuring a modern MightyWhitey in the 1930s, when the old-fashioned version was still in vogue. The mostly Chinese and Tibetan monks there prove themselves to be wise, intelligent, competent, and well-rounded characters. However, the white Conway turns out to be better at being a monk than the best of the Tibetans, and it turns out that [[spoiler:the the founder and leader of the monastery is a European who arrived in the 15th century]].century.



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

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



* SecretIdentity: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant and the High Lama might really be Father Perrault



* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out to Conway (and the reader) that [[spoiler: the High Lama]] might be just lying.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out to Conway (and the reader) that [[spoiler: the High Lama]] Lama might be just lying.


* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: Lo-Tsen with Mallinson.


The novel ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' fame).

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The novel ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' ''[[Film/GoodbyeMrChips Goodbye, Mr. Chips]]'' fame).

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