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Arthur Conan Doyle

There are a number of websites dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle including:

Arthur Conan Doyle Society

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: his life, all his works and more

The Chronicles of Arthur Conan Doyle

These websites have bibliographies of Conan Doyle's works.

Websites on Sherlock Holmes include:

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
(also has links to websites relating to The Lost World).

Books about Conan Doyle include:

Arthur Conan Doyle: a life in letters (ed) by Jon Lellenberg HarperPress 2007

Higham, Charles The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle Hamish Hamilton 1976

Lamond, John Arthur Conan Doyle John Murray 1931

Lycett, Andrew Conan Doyle: the man who created Sherlock Holmes Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2007

Mackail, Alan and Dawn Kemp Conan Doyle & Joseph Bell – The Real Sherlock Holmes Royal College of Surgeons, 2007 (particularly good on Doyle in Edinburgh).

Miller, Russell The Adventures of Conan Doyle Harvill Secker 2008

Norman, Andrew Arthur Conan Doyle: beyond Sherlock Holmes Tempus 2007

Nordon, Pierre Conan Doyle Murray 1966

Pearson, Hesketh Conan Doyle: his life and art Macdonald & Janes 1977

Pugh, Brian On the Trail of Arthur Conan Doyle: an illustrated Devon Tour Book Guild 2008

Cover of first edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles (City of Westminster Libraries).

Cover of first edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles (City of Westminster Libraries).

Other lost world type stories include:

Plato Atlantis (360BC), the first account of this mythical location.

Jules Verne Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), in which prehistoric creatures live under the earth, in and around a subterranean sea.

H Rider Haggard King Solomon's Mines (1885), the first English fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and considered the genesis of the plotting for the lost world literary genre.

H Rider Haggard She (1887), about a lost Egyptian civilization discovered by explorers (at the time Conan Doyle was writing The Lost World, H Rider Haggard was acknowledged master of the exotic adventure tale).

Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot (1918), in which a lost world is discovered during World War One.

Osamu Tezuka The Lost World (1948), Japanese-graphic style variation on the theme recently made available in English-language for the first time.

You can download a graphic-novel version of The Lost World at the UnMuseum.

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The Lost World BBC Audiobook cover.

The Lost World Read 2009 is pleased to be working in conjunction with BBC Audiobooks and Audioville to bring you a free complete and unabridged mp3 download of The Lost World over 7 hours long. Simply go to and follow the links for The Lost World.

There is also a free audio download of the simplified adaptation of The Lost World on the Downloads page.

Adaptations of Conan Doyle's work suitable for children include Oxford University Press' Books Worms and Reading Tree series. Visit the OUP website for details.

The Lost Book
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For an intriguing, 21st century spin on The Lost World, visit the Lost Book. Explore, contribute a story and help solve a whodunit through a series of online animations.

Conan Doyle Trail
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has produced a guide highlighting all the locations linked to Conan Doyle in the city.

1925 Film
Find out more about the 1925 film version of The Lost World at the website Silent Movie Monsters.

Thr Real Lost World
The Real Lost World
Find out about this documentary special on the Gryphon Productions website. It will shortly be available on DVD.

The Culture Minister and performers at the launch event in Edinburgh.

The Culture Minister and performers at the launch event in Edinburgh.

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