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Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World. Summary

For the vast majority of readers, Arthur Conan Doyle is the author of detectives and the literary father of the detective Sherlock Holmes. But on his account there are other works, albeit not as popular as the stories about the adventures of the great detective. They include the story "The Lost World", a brief summary of which we will try to explain to you.

Here Sir Arthur speaks to the readers as a science fiction writer. The author turns to the flora and fauna of the Jurassic period, making a bold assumption that on our planet, dinosaurs that still live in hard-to-reach and poorly explored corners of the earth could well survive. At the time of writing the book the most little known place on the planet was South America, however, there and now there are many places where "the foot of the white man" did not step, as the author's contemporaries liked to express.

Conan Doyle - "The Lost World"

The brief content of the story can be summed up in just a few words: in the jungle of the Amazon on a high plateau, the scientific expedition finds quite dinosaurs alive. But such a retelling is unlikely to interest a potential reader, so we'll try to more coherently outline the plot.

We begin to re-present the summary. "The Lost World" begins with an explanation in love. The budding reporter Edward Malone asks for the hands and hearts of his beloved Gladys. The girl refuses to him for the reason that he is too mediocre for her lofty nature, and that her husband can only expect to become an outstanding and brave person, capable of doing risky deeds for the sake of love. Under the impression of such a rebuff, our hero runs to the editor at a run, demanding immediately to send him to the most risky place on Earth. So that he could make an outstanding report from there. A wise-minded editor satisfies the request of an ambitious young man. The most dangerous assignment is the task of interviewing a scandalous Professor Challenger, famous throughout London for his pathological dislike for the journalistic brethren. Melone can only agree to this task, and after a small fight with the professor, he gets an invitation to attend a press conference, in which Challenger must make a sensational statement.

As all the readers of the book "The Lost World" already guessed, the brief content of which we also state, this statement is that the dinosaurs did not die out. The professor himself saw them during his expedition, but could not save the evidence. The scientific community scoffed at such a bold statement, but decided to organize yet another expedition consisting of Challenger's opponent Professor Summerlee and independent public representatives. Naturally, our hero decides to become this very representative from the press. The second candidate was the famous hunter Lord John Roxton.

The composition of the commission is approved, and a group of brave people travels to South America. There they are joined unexpectedly and Challenger, who decides personally to lead the expedition. After numerous adventures, they approach the foot of the plateau, on which the lost world is located.

The summary of the story does not imply a detailed recount of the twists and turns of the plot, the interested person will read them in the book, we will only outline the outline of the work in general terms. By the will of fate and criminal conspiracy, our heroes are cut off from the world on this mysterious plateau and are forced not only to observe dinosaurs as researchers, but also to save their lives, which carnivorous lizards actively attempt.

After numerous adventures the expedition still manages to leave the lost world. The summary of their travel is recorded by our reporter, and he provides it to his editor immediately upon return. There is going to be a new conference, now four of them claim that dinosaurs are alive. But again there are skeptics who do not believe in it. If only the words of Challenger were questioned before, now they also distrust the message of our heroic four. But Challenger, taught by bitter experience, presents to the assembled a living pterodactyl, than fully confirms the truthfulness of his statements.

Our travelers are proclaimed almost national heroes, and the young lover hurries to his Gladys, in order to retry the offer of a hand and heart. Now he can count on reciprocity, because thanks to him a whole lost world has been discovered.

The brief content of the story leaves no room for describing the explanation scene, everyone can read it by themselves, and we will only say that our hero is still single and plans to go on a new expedition.

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