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The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Lost World

96 ratings, 22 reviews

The Lost World (1912) is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventure novel featuring his second most famous hero, Professor Challenger. Edward Malone, a reporter for the Daily Gazette, volunteers for a mission with the eccentric Challenger, who's claimed to have found living dinosaurs in the Amazon. With another scientist and a big game hunter they travel to a volcanic plateau overlooking the vast rainforest. Dinosaurs were totally "in" in 1912, so Doyle's The Lost World was a massive hit among teenaged boys all over the world.

This story is told from the perspective of Malone instead of Dr. Watson; and Challenger's personality is aggressive and dominating (unlike Holmes's) - so Doyle was able to open up more with the narrative. Thus we find more overt humor and wise-cracks in this book, especially between the two scientists. The Lost World also falls into the popular "boys' books" genre, but since Doyle was unsatisfied with the typical character portrayals in these books, he gave his characters plenty of flaws and weaknesses, so they weren't so "perfect."

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Margaret Freestone

October 07, 2013

Well written, well worth reading.

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Wendy Banks

August 25, 2013

Fantastic, packed full of adventure. I'd love to go on an adventure anytime. I highly recommend! Wendy

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Skye Viney

August 22, 2013

this is awesome

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Dara Peou

June 13, 2013

I love this website.... I will tell my friends about it.

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Svetlana Jahan

May 29, 2013

Great and interesting !!!!

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Nicole Francesca Dizon

April 28, 2013

I love this book.....it's...just... AWESOME

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Theana Kaur

March 23, 2013

Beautiful

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Diana Diggle

March 23, 2013

Allan diggle o

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Doğan Atsız

October 23, 2012

great

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Larry Krents

October 13, 2012

This is yet another excellent, suspenseful ac Doyle book

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Melodie Adkins

September 28, 2012

An excellent adventure!

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Laura Plant

July 16, 2012

I can't put this down it's exciting and interesting and I'm constantly wondering what will happen next. Definitely a classic!

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Sam Youngs

July 10, 2012

Great yarn

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Jason Scaysbrook

July 03, 2012

Great book

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Lisa Gallamore

May 29, 2012

One of the classics. Even my daughters went on the adventure.

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Angela Lesperance

March 18, 2012

A great adventure. It made me feel like I was there in South America with them.

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Andrew Savoie

February 23, 2012

Great great book

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Michael McHugh

February 21, 2012

This book is creamy peas!

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Douglas Chetcuti

February 08, 2012

A great adventure.

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Matthew Tamburello

January 06, 2012

Good book

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Rosalyn Buckland

December 31, 2011

A classic and a very enjoyable read.

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Frank Perna

November 09, 2011

Great