The Lost World

The Lost World

by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Overview

The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

Journalist Ed Malone asks for a mission with "adventure and danger in it." But interviewing touchy Professor Challenger, Ed gets more than he bargained for when Challenger leads him to a hidden plateau in the South American jungle -- a world of carnivorous dinosaurs, giant fish-lizards and murderous ape-men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595473752
Publisher: NuVision Publications
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: Professor Challenger Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 397 KB

About the Author

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous literary detective. Born in Scotland, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a practising doctor when he began to write tales of mystery and adventure.

In addition to the Sherlock Holmes stories, Conan Doyle also wrote the Professor Challenger adventures, and his classic, The Lost World, is one of the original fantasy novels.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh's Medical School. Graduating in 1881, he set up practice as an occultist, but as patients proved elusive he turned to writing. An important influence upon his literary career was his professor, Dr Joseph Bell, who could observe the most minute detail regarding a patient's condition. This master of deduction became the model for Conan Doyle's legendary literary creation, the detective Sherlock Holmes, introduced in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ in 1887.

Conan Doyle also espoused spiritualism and devoted considerable time and effort to a campaign of support for this cause. He also wrote successfully in genres other than detective fiction. His non-fiction includes military writing on the Boer War and pamphlets on spiritualism.

It is known that he felt constricted at times by the popularity of Holmes, but it is nevertheless for Sherlock Holmes and his foil, the ponderous Dr Watson that he is best remembered. As Sherlock Holmes was the first detective to solve cases by deduction rather than due to an error by the criminal, Conan Doyle can be credited with creating the modern detective novel.

He was knighted in 1902 for his support of the British cause in the Boer Wars. After the death of his son in the First World War, he devoted the rest of his life to spiritualism on which he wrote and lectured.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Lost World 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
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Awesome !!
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I was surprised how intriguing this book was,reading from beginning to end with barely a pause.
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Loved it. Couldn't stop reading.
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Great book. However, there is too much spacing between paragraphs. Other than that, it's a must read.
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Andrea Villers More than 1 year ago
Does not work in night mode-screen displays blank white pages. Spacing between paragraphs is excessive. Otherwise good book.
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Sarah_Stegall More than 1 year ago
The sample I read has exposed hyperlinks, poor sectioning, too much space between paragraphs. The illustrations were nice but small. Needs an introduction to give some context.
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