The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive. It was originally published serially in the popular Strand Magazine and illustrated by New-Zealand-born artist Harry Rountree during the months of April–November 1912. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book.
A reporter for the Daily Gazette asks for an exciting assignment from his editor and ends up taking part in one of the most astounding and dangerous expeditions ever mounted.
Professor Challenger claims to have found a remote land in the heartland of South America where prehistoric dinosaurs still roam and thrive. Called a liar and mocked by his peers, Professor Challenger leads a scientific mission back to the Lost World to gather proofs and discover more of the strange survivors of ancient times. Before the heroes return to civilisation, they will be hunted, chased, betrayed and assaulted. This classic tale has stood the test of time with outstanding characters that you’ll love – and love to hate.