The People that Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the second of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. The first novel ended with the hero writing a manuscript of his adventures and casting it out to sea in his thermos bottle. The second novel begins with the finding of the manuscript and the organization of a rescue expedition.
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Entertaining but same as author's others
The story: like Tarzan, perfect man specimen adrift in foreign circumstances dealing with "inferior" races. Finds perfect savage woman beneath his station, the most perfect, virtuous in the place of course. Has trouble defining his love while he battles (perfectly) all sorts of beasts in his search for home. Higher intellect by virtue of his luxurious and virtuous and privileged life back home prevails.
Poor and inaccurate descriptions of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts by today's standards, but appropriate for the time it was written. Still, highly entertaining and an easy read. Great value for a free eBook with a classic feel. I can see how this was a favorite in its time, lots of imagination and a spirit of privileged adventure on every page.
Enjoy! Read "The Lost Continent" first.
The People That Time Forgot
Like all Edgar Rice Burroughs books, it is exciting and entertaining. The only problem is the predicable troubles that the Hero, who should know better, continues to fall into the same traps and only realizes that he loves the girl at the end.