The Lost Horizon Setting & Symbolism

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Shangri-La

A utopia in the outer limits of the world, in a remote mountain range in Tibet. The small settlement of Tibetan monks believes in moderation in all things. They have no crime or war. Their health is perfect, and they live an unusually long life.

Tempelhof

The story begins with the meeting of the narrator, Rutherford and Wyland at this airport near Berlin.

Chung-Kiang

Conway ends up in a Roman Catholic hospital in Chung-Kiang, China in May 1931. He suffers from a mysterious illness and amnesia.

Baskul

Barnard, Mallinson, Conway and Miss Brinklow are all marooned in Baskul, Persia, the scene of a revolution that makes it an unsafe place for them. To escape capture and murder, they board a plane to Peshawar but end up in Shangri-La.

Chopin Piano Piece

Conway plays mysterious music he claims was written by Chopin. The musical experts who hear it know...

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