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Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World

Professor Challenger: Book 1

Arthur Conan Doyle

An exciting account of a jungle expedition’s encounter with living dinosaurs, written with the same panache exhibited in the author’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries. This 1912 novel, the first installment of the Professor Challenger series, follows an eccentric paleontologist and his companions into the wilds of the Amazon, where they discover iguanodons, pterodactyls, and savage ape-people.

The Poison Belt

Professor Challenger: Book 2

Arthur Conan Doyle

Professor Challenger sends telegrams asking his three companions from The Lost World - Edward Malone, Lord John Roxton, and Professor Summerlee - to join him at his home outside of London and to bring a tank of oxygen. When they arrive, they are ushered into a sealed room, along with Challenger and his wife. In the course of his research, Challenger has predicted that the Earth is about to come into contact with a belt of poisonous ether, which will cause the end of humanity. Can they survive?

"The Poison Belt" is the second story in the Professor Challenger series. Written in 1913, roughly a year before the outbreak of World War I, "The Poison Belt" would be the last story written about Challenger until the 1920s.

The Land of Mist

Professor Challenger: Book 3

Arthur Conan Doyle

The 'Land of Mist' is the third novel in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Professor Challenger' series. The first was written in 1912 and is entitled 'The Lost World', describing an expedition to a plateau in South America where dinosaurs still survive. Then in 1913 he wrote 'The Poison Belt', describing a disaster as the earth passes through a cloud of poisonous ether. Finally, in 1926 'The Land of Mist', which is heavily influenced by Doyle's growing belief in Spiritualism after a number of his close relatives died. It is therefore seem as semi-autobiographical, Challenger and Conan Doyle both grieving men and both interested in Spirituality.

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