LOST HORIZON. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-277 [278-284: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained orange, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First U.S. edition. LOST HORIZON is a novel that testifies to the extent of contemporary disillusionment, with hope for a better world having become a fragile, futile dream of seclusion. - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-138. "Among utopian scholars" LOST HORIZONS "has been generally neglected and characterized as an example of wishful thinking rather than a picture of what a possible utopian future might be like, but humanity's continuing search for peace, brotherhood, and long life makes it probable that it will continue to appeal as a popular novel." - Fortunati and Trousson, eds., Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 366-7. Made into a classic film by Frank Capra. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-24; (1981) 2-40; and (1987) 2-43. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-175. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 812. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 45. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 419. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 91. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 570. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 198. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 491. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 920-23. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1265-69. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 100. Reginald 07222. Bookplate removed from front paste-down, else a bright, fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with mild wear at edges, some darkening to spine panel, and some very light general dust soiling. Presents well overall. (#147550).
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