The Lost World is a novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published in the popular Strand Magazine during the months of April 1912-November 1912. It is about an expedition led by Professor Challenger, a man who wants to support a theory about the existence of a land where prehistoric animals still survive. He starts this adventure with a young explorer who looks for glory to satisfy the imagination of the girl he loves and another professor who wants to confute the theory. On this flat area on a hill in the Amazon basin of South America they will also find Native Americans and a violent tribe of cruel ape-like creatures.
The topic had already been exploited by Jules Verne in Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) , where the creatures live under the earth.
- The Lost World on its turn inspired works like
- The Land That Time Forgot (1916) by Edgar Rice Burroughs, where lost submariners from a German U-Boat discover their own lost world of dinosaurs and ape-men in Antarctica
- The Lost World (1925) is a silent fantasy adventure film directed by Harry O. Hoyt
- The Lost World (1960)was directed by Irwin Allen.
- Jurassic Park (1990) and The Lost World (1995) by Michael Crichton, adapted into films by In 1993, Steven Spielberg : Jurassic Park (1993) and its sequel, The Lost World (1997)
- The Lost World (1999 ) show which ran for four seasons.
- The Lost World (2001) TV movie, was directed by Stuart Orme
- Avatar (2009) was directed and produced by James Cameron in 2009