The Lost World
4 journalers for this copy...
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!
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This is the second attempt, as the first book sent to sonia23, ironically, was lost. Good luck to this book in getting to the USA safely!
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Travelling to sonia23 in the USA. Happy reading!
I'll get started on this right away and journal again when I finish and am ready to mail to Kiwiinengland. Thanks so much! I really appreciate the re-shipment.
4/3 - Finished! I'll send this along to kiwiinengland as soon as I get an address. Thanks again!
I will read it as soon as possible.
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 read this book, and also the 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.
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If the weather is fine I shall leave this near the windown or on the outside sandwich board advertising the cafe.
Enjoy this amazing adventure full of dinosaurs, treasure, and lost worlds.
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