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- Unabridged value reproduction of THE LOST WORLD by the original master of mystery Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Join the enigmatic and forceful Professor Challenger into the terrifying world of dinosaurs roaming wild. Adventure and mayhem, with humor sprinkled throughout, provide for a thrilling 1912 adventure through the jungles of South America that every reader should take. The Lost World, By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 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. It was originally published serially in the popular Strand Magazine and illustrated by New-Zealand-born artist Harry Rountree during the months of April-November 1912.
- The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures. Edward Malone, a reporter for the Daily Gazette, goes to his news editor, McArdle, to procure a dangerous and adventurous mission in order to impress the woman he loves, Gladys Hungerton. He is sent to interview Professor George Edward Challenger, who has assaulted four or five other journalists, to determine if his claims about his trip to South America are true. After assaulting Malone, Challenger reveals his discovery of dinosaurs in South America. Having been ridiculed for years, he invites Malone on a trip to prove his story, along with Professor Summerlee, another scientist qualified to examine any evidence, and Lord John Roxton, an adventurer who knows the Amazon and several years prior to the events of the book helped end slavery by robber barons in South America.
- They reach the plateau with the aid of Indian guides, who are superstitiously scared of the area.