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The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.

Fiction & Literature
1 January
Public Domain

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The Lost World

In The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creative narration once again captures and boggles my mind. His talent is definitely not limited to murder and mystery as we all know of his most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. I am so fascinated by this character that I have passed on my tomes to my children. They too enjoy these.

Sir Conan Doyle is a master story teller capable of weaving such a riveting tale set in a prehistoric land. His attention to detail, picturesque description interspersed with scientific names blended so as not to sacrifice the tone and pace of the story. The manner in which journalist Mr. Malone faithfully set forth their adventures and misadventures fascinates me for he does it with variable degrees of aplomb or great emotion. His knowledge of the so called trivial, such as being able to identify different flora is a sure indication of proper upbringing and classical education. Today, it would be such gem to come across such an individual.

The professors are a riot in their unending desire at out doing each other at the beginning of the story. Their cantankerous behavior is so realistically painted that one can relate to them. The brilliance of Sir John is admirable, especially his generosity and bravado.

I do hope that this tome will find its way in many a nursery and library. Such literature should be shared and passed on to generations. I definitely will share it with my children.

I am thankful for the people responsible for Project Gutenberg. For if it were not for their efforts such classics would be undiscovered and inaccessible to mere morals like me.

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