The Lost World
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fascinating novel, The Lost World, was first published in 1912. Trying to win the heart of a young woman, newspaperman Ed Malone seeks out a glamorous and risky assignment from his boss. He is tasked with interviewing the difficult and temperamental Professor Challenger about his claims of an amazing discovery. In his interview with the ornery academic, Malone is startled to hear that the Professor's discovery is none other than that of seeing live dinosaurs on the South American continent. To prove his findings, the Professor asks Malone to join his expedition team on a return voyage to this strange "lost world." Sure enough, when the travelers arrive at the same location, they find that not only are the Professor's claims true, but the all-too-real dinosaurs that inhabit the place present a serious threat. Dodging flying pterodactyls as they explore the land, Challenger, Malone, and the team also encounter a mysterious race of human-like creatures who soon attack the strange visitors. Although the world around them offers wonders they have never believed possible, its hazards may prove too much for the weary explorers. Will they ever escape this bizarre place and return to the safety of their homes? And if they do, who will believe their amazing adventures?
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A doctor by profession, Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) began writing short stories as a young medical student. After setting up his first practice, he took up writing again when business was slow. It was his second foray into literature, in 1887, that brought about the debut of Doyle's beloved character Sherlock Holmes. More successful as an author than a physician, Doyle went on to write many short stories and novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. Among some of Doyle's most famous works are A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.Back to top
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Or the man who's half a boy.
"There Are Heroisms All Round Us"
Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self. If ...
Reviewed by dkaufman1 on Aug 8, 2010
Exciting and riveting. This book was a thrilling read and one that I read quickly. I was happily surprised how the story held up in these modern times.
Reviewed by Damaris1007 on Jun 3, 2010
The Lost World
Very entertaining book by a great author.
Reviewed by changolote on Oct 7, 2009
Though familiar with Sherlock Holmes, I had never actually READ any of Doyle's stuff. This was tremendous. If it had been written today, someone would pressure him into making it a trilogy. Best introduction one could have to dailylit, as every day was like a cliff hanger.
Reviewed by miffy78 on Sep 3, 2009
What an excellent read! Enthralling, humourous, just brilliant! Might read again shortly!
Reviewed by kenshaw08 on May 15, 2009
I truly love a well-written book of adventure, intrigue, love forlorn, etc. etc. Prior to reading this book I was largely unaware of anything that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had written and very heartily recommend this to any other like minded readers and/or writers. His style is infectious, and his descriptions excellent. Towards the last 5 chapters, I was riveted and could not receive the daily issue fast enough.
In short, I absolutely loved it.
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