Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World

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After the Holmes stories, The Lost World (1912) is probably Arthur Conan Doyle’s next most popular work. It was first published serially in the Philadelphia Press Sunday Magazine (24 March-21 July 1912) and in the London edition of The Strand Magazine (April-November 1912) before being published by Hodder and Stoughton on 15 October 1912. An adventure tale in the tradition of H. Rider Haggard’s romances set in Africa, The Lost World is narrated by a reporter for the Daily Gazette, Edward Malone, who is invited by Professor Challenger to join his expedition to the Amazon basin of Brazil in order to confirm his claim, based on an earlier trip, that dinosaurs inhabit a lost plateau in the region. …

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Clausson, Nils. "The Lost World". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2010
[, accessed 29 September 2016.]

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