The Lost World, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A land before time - a journey beyond belief ...Unlucky in love, but desperate to prove himself in an adventure, journalist Ed Malone is sent to test the infamous and hot-tempered Professor Challenger on his bizarre South American expedition findings - not least his sketches of a strange plateau and the monstrous creatures that appear to live there.

But rather than being angry at his questions, Challenger invites him along on his next field trip.

Malone is delighted: until it becomes clear that the Professor was telling the truth about the terrible lost world he has discovered. Will they all survive the terrifying creatures on the island? And will anyone ever believe what they saw there?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780141031293

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Conan Doyle has few greater partisans than me, but this is dreadful. (12.29.06)

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A fun rip roaring Victorian(ish) adventure. Not sure an introduction is needed..but it's a tale of expedition to a hidden plateau, a land where dinosaurs roam and an ancient war rages between humans and ape men. I confess I dislike the Sherlock Holmes books so I have never tried his other books which is a shame because its immensely enjoyable. It has aged rather well, enhanced by more recent versions it almost seems pastiche, with its stereotypes and dubious moral messages. The story moves along at a fair old pace, humorous & exciting in equal measure (although I may of brought a tiny bit of the humour with me). The characters are best thing though; the gentleman adventurer, the keen young journalist, the dastardly savages and my favourite the larger than life professor. The only downside was a minor one (hardly any dinosaurs!) so I might check out more in the Professor Challenger series.