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The Lost World and Other Stories By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

The protagonist, the 'cave-man in a lounge suit', is the maddening, irascible and fascinating Professor George Edward Challenger. This volume includes adventures he faced such as that high above the Amazon rain forest in "The Lost World" and the challenges of "The Land of Mist".

The Lost World and Other Stories Summary

The Lost World and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

These lively, varied and thought-provoking science-fiction stories (from the era of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells) are linked by their imposing central character, the pugnaciously adventurous and outrageous Professor Challenger. The Lost World (forebear of Jurassic Park) vividly depicts a perilous region in which the explorers confront creatures from the prehistoric era. The Poison Belt presents an eerie doomsday scenario, while The Disintegration Machine satirically comments on scientific cynicism.

In When the World Screamed, the planet responds violently to an experimental incursion. The strangest item is The Land of Mist, which seeks to reconcile science with spiritualism. This memorable collection provides imaginative entertainment, entrancing escapism and bold provocation.

Additional information

GOR000366685
9781853262456
1853262455
The Lost World and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
1995-04-05
480
N/A
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