Lost World

Lost World

eBook - 2005
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The Lost World is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of fantasy. Two scientists, a big game hunter and a journalist set off to the wilds of South America and the Amazon in search of prehistoric beasts. There, high atop an Amazonian plateau they find an amazing land of strange and dangerous ancient creatures. The Lost World is a classic tale of science-fiction adventure that has inspired many successive works and is considered by many fans of the genre as one of the greatest sciencefiction stories ever written.--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780897338592
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (226 pages)

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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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