Written in 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World is the origin of all the many modern-day dinosaur books and films. As an adventure story it has everything - dangerous crises abound, in several exotic locations, with ape-men and a host of strange and terrifying beasts, hair-raising escapes, secret tunnels, and the occasional damsel in distress thrown in for good measure. But behind all the peril and derring-do, Conan Doyle is gently satirising the idea of Science as a pure discipline, unsullied by thoughts of personal gain; and ridiculing those close-minded, hide-bound intellectuals who possess the qualifications, but not the courage, to search diligently for the truth.
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About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
Table of Contents
There Are Heroisms All Round Us
Try Your Luck with Professor Challenger
He is a Perfectly Impossible Person
It’s Just the Very Biggest Thing in the World
I was the Flail of the Lord
Tomorrow we Disappear into the Unknown
The Outlying Pickets of the New World
Who could have Foreseen it?
The Most Wonderful Things have Happened
For once I was the Hero
It was Dreadful in the Forest
A Sight which I shall Never Forget
Those Were the Real Conquests
Our Eyes have seen Great Wonders
A Procession! A Procession!