The abominable Professor Challenger claims that he has seen prehistoric wonders in a deserted plateau of some impossible terrain of South America, and has unfortunately lost the Pterodactyl he shot. So convenient losing the evidence, isn’t it? He was met by skepticism in Britain and hence had become very exasperated. He proclaims to the scientific committee once again, after so many years, and has been granted a team of highly skilled and adventurous individuals, who will voyage to the Lost World, and collect evidence of still existing prehistoric life
Edward Malone, the reporter of a reputable firm, longs for adventure in his life. His imagination wants to gratify himself as a hero in a story, a pirate on the savage seas. And then, he is allotted to work on Professor Challenger, a small man of heavy built, who is known to bash pesty reporters.
Professor Challenger was surprisingly impressed by this young man and proposes a journey to him to a lost world. They are accompanied by the Scientific Committee’s Professor Summerlee, who is all the time skeptical, and brave Sir John Roxton.
Their sole aim is to find evidence of the existence of prehistorical life. The journey through dense forests, across channels and lakes and vast meadows, and at last make their way to the Plateau.
The story continuous with their adventures in the nightmare like land, how they use their brains to unravel the mysteries of the island and survived to tell the story
I personally liked this novel, as it uses vivid phrases and beautiful lines. It contains arrays of different species that existed back then. Sir Doyle really made this classic a masterpiece.
- Rating – 4/5
- Age – 12+
- Pages – 272
- Author – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
~ Arnav Gupta