The Lost World by Conan Doyle, Arthur - 1925 Photoplay Edition

The Lost World by Conan Doyle, Arthur - 1925 Photoplay Edition

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The Lost World
by Conan Doyle, Arthur

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1925 PhotoPlay Edition| A.L. Burt Company Publishers with George H. Doran Co.

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Carries only original 1912 copyright date, but this is the 1925 A.L. Burt "Photoplay" edition, illustrated with four glossy B&W production stills from the landmark 1925 First National silent film directed by Harry Hoyt and starring Wallace Beery and Bessie Love, with stop-motion dinosaur special effects by Willis O'Brien (who later animated the creatures for Merian Cooper & Ernest Schoedsack's classic 1933 "King Kong.") Professor George Edward Challenger (partially based on real-life explorer Percy Fawcett) is doubtless Conan Doyle's second-best-known character. The 1925 film was "lost" for more than 50 years. By contract, all known prints had been destroyed in 1929. Only an abbreviated 16 mm. print was known until a nearly full length print was discovered in the film archives of the Czech Republic in the '90s.

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. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

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