The Lost World Topics for Discussion

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1. What are the benefits of having Malone tell the story? Is the story limited in any way by his being the storyteller?

2. What kinds of humor are represented in The Lost World? How successful are the humorous scenes?

3. Should Malone be sad that he loses Gladys? Why or why not?

4. The Lost World is a tale of adventuring men. Can girls enjoy reading the book as much as boys?

5. The Lost World was published in 1912, before airplanes and satellites mapped the world. Is it still possible a place like the Lost World could exist even though airplanes and satellites have not found such a place? If he were writing the novel today, what would Conan Doyle have to change in it to take into account modern mapping techniques?

6. How believable are the novel's characters? Are some more believable than others? What makes them believable or unbelievable? Is...

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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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