The Lost World

    • 4.4 • 307 Ratings

Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Both Pompeii and Petra were excavated in the 1800s, and as explorers were searching for (and finding) more mysterious ancient cities, authors were finding new inspiration. Among them was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, already famous for his Sherlock Holmes mysteries. In 1912, he published The Lost World, branching out into the popular genre of adventure fiction and crafting a story that will appeal to fans of Jurassic Park.

Ned Malone is a reporter who’s just been told by the love of his life that she wants a man who embraces danger. And so, he does what any man would do: He gathers a crew and sets off on an expedition with a professor who claims to have discovered living dinosaurs. What follows is a suspenseful story with hints of science fiction and Conan Doyle’s flair for mystery. After landing on a South American island untouched by time, the crew faces a betrayal that leaves them stranded amid terrifying dangers. Will they escape—and do they ever find dinosaurs? We’re not telling. You’ll just have to read the book.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1925
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
310
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
908.9
KB

Customer Reviews

Appaliscious ,

Adventure, Romance, Action, Intrigue.

Novels from the late 18th century, to the early 19th century have always fascinated me. The style if writing, is almost rhythmic in it's flow. These novels, remind me of a time, when the English language was actually used. People wrote, as they spoke and I fear that this eloquence is lost in many 21st century novels. When I read novels like THE LOST WORLD or THE ISLAND OF DR.MOREAU, I realize that we, as modern readers and writers, have evolved, yet have devolved linguistically. I would like to see a writer capture the romance of these novels, with vistas of Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and other dangerous and exotic locals, as the backdrop for new adventures. In the immortal words of professor Challenger "vestigia nulla retrorsum. Never look rearwards, but always to our glorious goal."

Theoriginalruncoach ,

Wonderful!

A good old classic at an even better price....free! You can't go wrong. Hard to find stories like this anymore. Enjoy.

Nicky lorna ,

Very good climactic book

I loved this book. I wasn't sure what to expect as books from the earlier days tend to bore me, but it was full of adventure and I have no complaints about it. Well worth the read!

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