The Lost World

The Lost World

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By (author) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • Publisher: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 200mm x 12mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099528525
  • ISBN 13: 9780099528524
  • Illustrations note: 1 map
  • Sales rank: 331,950

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The notorious Professor Challenger claims that dinosaurs still walk the earth. When the press and the scientific community ridicule him, Challenger vows to show them proof. And so he sets off for South America, accompanied by a big game hunter, a scientist and a young reporter eager to impress the woman he loves. On a remote plateau in the middle of impenetrable jungle, they discover the impossible truth, but must battle monsters and men before they can bring their testimony home.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student.Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres.His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.

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"A rollicking adventure story" Glasgow Herald "Hugely influential... A classic adventure yarn about a dinosaur-infested South American plateau...The irascible Professor Challenger - Doyle's own favourite among all his characters - blusters his way through with his Assyrian beard and booming voice" Scotsman "A science fiction masterpiece" Washington Post "Conan Doyle gives Jules Verne a run for his money" Daily Telegraph "A brilliantly entertaining story of old-fashioned derring-do" Daily Mail

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'A brilliantly entertaining story of old-fashioned derring-do' Daily Mail The notorious Professor Challenger claims that dinosaurs still walk the earth. When the press and the scientific community ridicule him, Challenger vows to show them proof. And so he sets off for South America, accompanied by a big game hunter, a scientist and a young reporter eager to impress the woman he loves. On a remote plateau in the middle of impenetrable jungle, they discover the impossible truth, but must battle monsters and men before they can bring their testimony home. See also: Planet of the Apes