The Land That Time Forgot Literary Qualities

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Strong characterizations help elevate The Land That Time Forgot above the standard adventure yarn. Tyler, the protagonist of the first novella, is a typical Burroughs hero; he is somewhat bland, but gifted with leadership qualities that make those around him willing to follow wherever he leads. A bit prudish, he finds it difficult to accept the Caspakians' casual nudity. It is not Tyler's value system that Burroughs calls into question, but rather the rigidity of his outlook; under the circumstances—a land where men and women run around without any clothes on as a matter of course—Tyler's opinions about proper behavior are impractical and silly.

Lys starts the novella as a fairly stereotypical Burroughs heroine; she is beautiful, fair, and in need of the hero's protection. However, as the plot advances, she grows into another standard Burroughs type—the strong, capable woman who only...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Land That Time Forgot from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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