The Lost World
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The lost world is an area inhabited by dinosaurs, mammals, man-eaters and primitive people of the Stone Age. This territory - a rocky and inaccessible plateau - was discovered by Professor Challenger. But in scientific circles no one believes him. The scientist then organizes a second expedition to study the terrain.
Its participants fall into various extreme situations, they face dinosaurs and ancient pterodactyls. With great difficulty they manage to get out of this mysterious plateau.
Pretty illustrations provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.
In 1912, Doyle took his Victorian readers deep into the South American jungles where, high atop a treacherous plateau, a small band of British explorers encountered a terrifying world of prehistoric creatures long thought lost to the sands of time. The adventurers included a young newspaper reporter, Ed Malone; the swashbuckling aristocrat, Lord Roxton; the skeptical scientist, Professor Summerlee; and the brilliant and bombastic Professor Challenger, who leads the party. Doyle unfolds high adventure at its best with fantastic encounters with pterodactyls, stegosaurs and cunning ape -men. Glen McCready's performance captures the time and tone of Doyle's material perfectly without straying into melodrama. He nicely balances Malone's sense of youthful wonder with the professors' scientific pragmatism, while fully exploiting the humor spread strategically throughout, planting numerous chuckles among the thrills. McCready's entertaining reading more than fulfills the author's introductory wish to "give one hour of joy to the boy who's half a man, or the man who's half a boy."