Synopses & Reviews
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.
Nests of pterodactyls, hordes of iguanadons, swarms of plesiosaurs still roaming the earth in the twentieth century? Professor Challenger says yes and to prove it he leads an expedition into the deepest jungles of South America. Together, the men--a young journalist, an adventurer, and an aristocrat--along with their bearers and guides, search for the rumored country and encounter savagery, hardship, and betrayal on the way. But things only get worse as they get closer to the hidden world they seek. Trapped on an isolated plateau, menaced by hungry carnosaurs, it begins to look as though the expedition will never return from ...The Lost World.
"Two scenes, one from a book and the other from a film, continue to evoke dinosaurs as they did in my youth: The swamp-forests of King Kong
on the one hand, and Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.
It was really 'dreadful in the forest....'" --Brian Lumley, author of the Necroscope series
"Geologists delve for dinosaurs in dust, and all they find are bare bones. But Conan Doyle, in his timeless tale, brings those bones to life. No explorer can match the thrills which await readers who discover The Lost World today." --Robert Block, author of Psycho