The Lost World Social Concerns

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In The Lost World, science is boldly advancing civilization and extending knowledge. Professor George Edward Challenger — daring, rude, and athletic — represents the arrogance of scientists who believe that science will end ignorance. Throughout The Lost World, Conan Doyle satirizes the selfassured belief that scientists are noble men seeking out nature's truths. For instance, when Challenger and Edward Dunn Malone — a journalist and the novel's narrator — first meet, they brawl: "We did a Catherine wheel together down the passage. Somehow we gathered up a chair upon our way, and bounded on with it towards the street. My mouth was full of his beard, our arms were locked, our bodies intertwined, and that infernal chair radiated its legs all round us." The brilliant Professor Challenger loves a good fight, and thus he and Malone become companions in the hunt for The Lost World discovered by Maple...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Lost World 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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