The Lost World

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Pets & Animals |
ISBN: 0199538794 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CityOfLit1 on 1/21/2009
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by TheLostBook from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Welcome to The Lost World Read 2009!

You’ve got hold of a book that is part of the UK’s largest reading campaign. We’re celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle’s 150th birthday and Charles Darwin’s bicentenary by bringing people across the UK together to read a classic adventure tale of a lost plateau, discovery and dinosaurs - The Lost World.

Investigative journalist Ed Malone joins a band of explorers sent to South America to prove that deep in the jungle there is a forgotten world where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals still survive. What do they find - and will they make it home to tell the tale? It's the first Conan Doyle story featuring the larger-than-life Professor Challenger.

And, welcome to The Lost Book!

The Lost Book is a collaborative adventure in storytelling. It’s taking place online and anyone can join in. At its heart is an animated web series: the adventures of 21st century investigative journalist Aileen Adler.

There are loads of ways you can get involved and it won’t cost you anything. You can help us to write the story for the web series. You can join our special guest writer to reconstruct a stolen book in our weekly microstory competition. You can enter our soundtrack competition by creating your own music for the web series. You can produce your own animation.

And, you can read this book, tell us what you thought of it, give it away, and follow its journey. So join in, wherever you are, and have fun!

(Oh, and sometimes you’ll need a password to get into sections of Only people with a copy of this book will have the password, so these areas will be exclusive to you. The password is: the last word on page 150 of this book. Don’t forget!)

Journal Entry 2 by CityOfLit1 on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Journal Entry 3 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, July 04, 2009
This book was in the goodie bag I received at the bookcrossing Un Convention held in Edinburgh in 2009. Thank you TheLostBook for this dinosaur filled adventure story.

Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, July 08, 2009
This "boy's own adventure" story is packed with dinosaurs, lost civilisations, dangerous journeys to parts unknown, infighting within the team of explorers, as well as fighting with unknown animals and apemen.

It was a slow start; the first third of the book sets up the last half of the book where most of the action took place. Having been published in serial form I can see how this book would appeal to many people reading it at the time. As a published book it could do with a little more editing for the modern reader. A lot of the action in the book would occured over say two pages, with another ten pages describing in detail conversations between people or the flora and fauna of the lost world.

The style of writing was definately of its time, with mention of "half-breeds" and the continual assumption that white men were the most superior being on the earth.

I'm pleased I have also read "The Lost World" readers guide which outlined what was happening at the time this book was published eg Darwin's theory of the Origin of Species, the excitment dinosaur fossils were creating, and the development of "scientific romance" fiction.

Released 11 yrs ago (7/11/2009 UTC) at -- Wild Released somewhere in Galway in Galway, Co. Galway Ireland



Bookcrossers from Dublin, Kildare, Athenry and Cork are going to Galway for lunch and then doing a release walk. This was left outside an adventure sports shop.

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.

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