The Lost World and Other Stories

The Lost World and Other Stories

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 28mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853262455
  • ISBN 13: 9781853262456
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 18,949

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These lively, varied and thought-provoking science-fiction stories (from the era of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells) are linked by their imposing central character, the pugnaciously adventurous and outrageous Professor Challenger. The Lost World (forebear of Jurassic Park) vividly depicts a perilous region in which the explorers confront creatures from the prehistoric era. The Poison Belt presents an eerie doomsday scenario, while 'The Disintegration Machine' satirically comments on scientific cynicism. In 'When the World Screamed', the planet responds violently to an experimental incursion. The strangest item is The Land of Mist, which seeks to reconcile science with spiritualism. This memorable collection provides imaginative entertainment, entrancing escapism and bold provocation.

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