The Lost World

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Oxford University Press, Oct 9, 2008 - Fiction - 240 pages
`the ordinary laws of Nature are suspended. The various checks with influence the struggle for existence in the world at large are all neutralized or altered. Creatures survive which would otherwise disappear.' Headed by the larger than life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost word holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today, just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
 

Contents

FOREWORD
2
CHAPTER I There are Heroisms all round us
3
CHAPTER II Try your Luck with Professor Challenger
9
CHAPTER III He is a perfectly Impossible Person
16
CHAPTER IV Its Just the very Biggest Thing in the World
23
CHAPTER V Question
37
CHAPTER VI I was the F ail of the Lord
48
CHAPTER VII Tomorrow we Disappear into the Unknown
56
CHAPTER X The most Wonderful Things have Happened
96
CHAPTER XI For once I was the Hero
108
It was Dreadful in the Forest
123
CHAPTER XIII A Sight which I shall Never Forget
136
CHAPTER XIV Those were the Real Conquests
149
CHAPTER XV Our Eyes have seen Great Wonders
161
CHAPTER XVI A Procession I A Procession
175
EXPLANATORY NOTES
190

CHAPTER VIII The Outlying Pickets of the New World
65
CHAPTER IX Who could have Foreseen it?
77
OXFORD WORLDS CLASSICS
201
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Ian Duncan is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English at the University of Oregon.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his series of novels and short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote historical fiction (The White Company, 1891; Sir Nigel, 1906) and scientific romances featuring Professor Challenger, of which The Lost World is the first.

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