Synopses & Reviews
The first in Arthur Conan Doyle's series of books featuring the popular character of Professor Challenger, The Lost World
is a classic tale of adventure and discovery. A scientific team embarks on an expedition to a South American plateau, where they find a seemingly impenetrable and dangerous world that has been frozen in time since the age of dinosaurs. The only edition with a critical introduction, this timeless story is sure to excite the modern reader.
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About the Author
Ian Duncan is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English at the University of Oregon.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his series of novels and short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote historical fiction (The White Company, 1891; Sir Nigel, 1906) and scientific romances featuring Professor Challenger, of which The Lost World is the first.