Why this book?
Everyone wants to find something sensational on their next trip. How cool would it be to find dinosaurs? Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel captures the spirit of adventure into a realm unknown, a plateau hidden on the map where time has stood still since the Mesozoic. When traveling to a place of historic (or prehistoric) significance, what fun is it to consider what those things were actually like? You probably won’t meet a dinosaur in the 21st Century, but echoes of past titans still linger in the ancient corners of our planet.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Originally published serially in 1912, “The Lost World” is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale of discovery and adventure. The story begins with the narrator, the curious and intrepid reporter Edward Malone, meeting Professor Challenger, a strange and brilliant paleontologist who insists that he has found dinosaurs still alive deep in the Amazon. Malone agrees to accompany Challenger, as well as Challenger’s unconvinced colleague Professor Summerlee, and the adventurer Lord John Roxton, into the wilds of South America and the Amazon in search of Challenger’s fantastical beasts. There, cut off from the rest of civilization and high atop an isolated…