The Lost World (Vintage Classics)

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The notorious Professor Challenger claims that dinosaurs still walk the earth. When the press and the scientific community ridicule him, Challenger vows to show them proof. And so he sets off for South America, accompanied by a big game hunter, a scientist and a young reporter eager to impress the woman he loves. On a remote plateau in the middle of impenetrable jungle, they discover the impossible truth, but must battle monsters and men before they can bring their testimony home.

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Forget the Michael Crichton book (and Spielberg movie) that copied the title. This is the original: the terror-adventure tale of The Lost World. Writing not long after dinosaurs first invaded the popular imagination, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spins a yarn about an expedition of two scientists, a big-game hunter and a journalist (the narrator) to a volcanic plateau high over the vast Amazon rain forest. The bickering of the professors (a type Doyle knew well from his medical training) serves as witty contrast to the wonders of flora and fauna they encounter, building toward a dramatic moonlit chase scene with a Tyrannosaurus Rex. And the character of Professor George E. Challenger is second only to Sherlock Holmes in the outrageous force of his personality: he's a big man with an even bigger ego, and if you can grit your teeth through his racist behaviour towards the natives, he's a lot of fun.

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"A rollicking adventure story" ( Glasgow Herald)

"Hugely influential... A classic adventure yarn about a dinosaur-infested South American plateau...The irascible Professor Challenger - Doyle's own favourite among all his characters - blusters his way through with his Assyrian beard and booming voice" ( Scotsman)

"A science fiction masterpiece" ( Washington Post)

"Conan Doyle gives Jules Verne a run for his money" ( Daily Telegraph)

"A brilliantly entertaining story of old-fashioned derring-do" ( Daily Mail)

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