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The Lost World: Being an Account of the Recent Amazing Adventures of Profess (Puffin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140367485
ISBN10: 0140367489
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Synopsis:

Journalist Ed Malone is looking for an adventure, and that's exactly what he finds when he meets the eccentric Professor Challenger: an adventure that leads Malone and his three companions deep into the Amazon jungle.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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Gregorio Roth, October 24, 2011 (view all comments by Gregorio Roth)
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a model for adventure stories in science fiction. The book influenced Michael Crichton in his creation of the LOST WORLD (Jurassic Park).
Edward Malone, a reporter for the Daily Gazette, finds no real excitement in his life. Ed wants to woo Gladys, but Gladys wants to marry a romantic hero. Gladys does not see Ed as a knightly figure, at least not yet. So Ed must find his romantic quest in the name of his beauty Gladys.
Questions Doyle poses are: will Ed come home a hero? Will this quest earn the right to Gladys’s love? What lost world will Ed find in the Amazon? And what about the dinosaurs and the primitive humans, will he find the missing link?
The book was published in 1912, and exhibits the world of Victorian Empire on the move. British empire was attempting to find “a dreamland of glamour and romance, a land where we had dared much, suffered much, and learned much�"OUR land, as we shall ever fondly call it.*” Caveat lector, the ideas of the Victorian Era are not of our own, and may offend those with politically correct notions.
But this book is a great adventure and I believe a good book for young readers.
Note: One can listen to this on Libri Vox.
*Doyle, Arthur Conan (2011-03-30). The Lost World (Kindle Locations 2705-2706). Kindle Edition.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140367485
Author:
Newsham, Ian
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Newsham, Ian
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Author:
Newsham, Ian
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Dinosaurs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Challenger, Professor
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Puffin classics
Series Volume:
E-142
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.76x5.16x.69 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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