The Lost World

The Lost World

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Headed by the larger than life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a mysterious plateau in the Amazon rainforest. The adventurers find themselves trapped in a world lost in time, inhabited by dinosaurs and apemen. They too must take part in an ancient struggle for survival... Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery remains as witty and enthralling as when it first appeared in 1912. This new critical edition explores the cultural contexts of one of the most entertaining books ever written.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 133 x 210 x 11mm | 136g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0486400603
  • 9780486400600
  • 76,414

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The restless, questing intellect of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spurred him far beyond the ingenious puzzles he constructed for Sherlock Holmes. In The Lost World, Doyle, a devotee of the occult and fantastic tales of adventure and discovery, introduces his readers to Professor Challenger, an eccentric paleontologist, on his suspense-filled search for prehistoric creatures in the wilds of the Amazon. Professor Challenger's doughty troupe includes a skeptical colleague, Professor Summerlee; the cool-headed, plucky sportsman Lord John Roxton; and the narrator, the intrepid reporter Edward Malone. When their bridge to civilization collapses, the explorers find themselves marooned among dinosaurs and savage ape-people.
Originally published in 1912, this imaginative fantasy unfolds with humor and good-natured satirical eye for pedantry. Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle will delight in this rare gem, as will dinosaur fanciers and adventure story aficionados.
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