The Lost World

The Lost World

Paperback - 2008
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What if dinosaurs never really died out, and are still living in a remote corner of the world? This is a recurring scenario in books and films, but Arthur Conan Doyle got there first with his 1912 novel, The Lost World. The hot-tempered Professor Challenger has organized an expedition to the wild jungles of South America. Together with a fellow scientist, a hunter, and a journalist, he makes his way to a volcanic plateau where they encounter creatures left over from another age. Will they be able to survive in this terrifying ancient world? Exciting, imaginative, and humorous from start to finish, The Lost World is a treat for readers of all ages.
Published: [United States?] :, Akasha Classics,, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781605121222
1605121223
Branch Call Number: F DOY
Characteristics: 224 pages ;,22 cm.

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blue_dog_17792
May 30, 2019

Great book.

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yellow_zebra_264
May 13, 2019

Gear up for adventure when reading this classic tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He intertwines suspense, humor, and intrigue all into one narrative that will continue to fascinate readers for generations to come! Join Malone, Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee, and John Roxton as they set out for an adventure that they will never forget!

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green_cat_3454
Oct 20, 2017

Doyle does an amazing job with the characters and plot. Plus, a couple of parts you may find funny. The information about the dinosaurs is a little bit more than off. But you should expect that considering this was written in 1915,(I think it was 1915)

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grandmaster1wf
Jun 16, 2016

Discoverers find a prehistoric pocket of land on the earth that includes dinosaurs, ape-men and prehistoric fauna. The adventures are related to the reader by way of letters to London from Irish athletic reporter Malone about experiences encountered by Professor George Challenger. Colorful descriptions of the land and encounters make this a book well worth reading.

jasontrent Apr 21, 2014

This was a very entertaining read. Dinoasures, ape men and quarreling scientists. I wish Doyle had wrtiten more science fiction, I found it much more fun to read than Wells or Verne. Sacrilege, I know-but true!

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lukasevansherman
Dec 24, 2013

Oh hi, I'm Michael Crichton and I'm just going to steal this title from ACD. Seriously dude, be cool. Before dinosaurs were even a gleam in Crichton's eye, the creator of Sherlock Holmes wrote a novel about explorers finding dinosaurs in South America. It's a little cheesy and not very scientific, but it's a fun read. The basis for a 1920s silent film that had some pioneering special effects (available on YouTube).

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Lunora
Aug 22, 2013

A great detailed book, beautifully written, and captivating characters. The beginning is kind of pathetic (the main character's motivation for starting the mission), but after he gets going, it's great all the way through to the end.

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