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The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lost World
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In The Lost World, the first in a series of books to feature the bold Professor Challenger—a character many critics consider one of the most finely drawn in science fiction—Challenger and his party embark on an expedition to a remote Amazonian plateau where, as the good professor puts it, “the... show more
In The Lost World, the first in a series of books to feature the bold Professor Challenger—a character many critics consider one of the most finely drawn in science fiction—Challenger and his party embark on an expedition to a remote Amazonian plateau where, as the good professor puts it, “the ordinary laws of Nature are suspended” and numerous prehistoric creatures and ape-men have survived. “Just as Sherlock Holmes set the standard—and in some sense established the formula—for the detective story . . . , so too has The Lost World set the standard and the formula for fantasy-adventure stories . . . ,” Michael Crichton writes in his Introduction. “The tone and techniques that Conan Doyle first refined in The Lost World have become standard narrative procedures in popular entertainment of the present day.”
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812967258 (0812967259)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
3.0 The Lost World
The Lost World is a science fiction novel without much actual science to it, which shouldn’t be that surprising considering that it was written by one of the time’s premier mystery writers. It’s really more an adventure tale than anything, and has quite a bit of interesting elements to it. A group o...
My Book Life
My Book Life rated it
4.0 The Lost Word Review
The Sherlock Holmes stories are hands down my favorite. I re-read them all of the time, especially if I found myself in a reading slump. The reasons for this are many, but I mentioned it because I have never read any other works by Arthur Conan Doyle. This year I made a goal to fix that small pro...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
The things we do for love. The Lost World begins with our hero, Edward Malone, wanting desperately to propose to his ladylove, Gladys, and being thwarted because, as a mere reporter, he isn't adventurous enough for her. Not that she wants adventures herself; she simply wants to bask in reflected glo...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Lost World
bookshelves: adventure, classic, fraudio, play-dramatisation, sci-fi, fantasy Read in March, 2009 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 'The Lost World' FULL CAST AUDIOBOOK (2008 )This book is another entry in this popular range of fantastical dramas from the BBC archive. This production of "The Lost World", ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 The Lost World
I'm not sure I knew Doyle did rather a lot of stuff other than Sherlock Holmes. I probably should have. He was an author after all, and he did contrive to kill off Holmes at the end of one of his series of stories, probably so he could get on with other things. Then, he did bring Holmes back for ano...
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