The Poison Belt: Being an account of another adventure of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Prof. Summer by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Poison Belt: Being an account of another adventure of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Prof. Summer by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Poison Belt: Being an account of another adventure of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John…

byArthur Conan DoyleIntroduction byJoshua Glenn

Paperback | August 24, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.35 online 
$19.50 list price save 11%
Earn 87 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

HURRY, ONLY 1 LEFT!
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Having discovered that the Earth is about to be engulfed in a poisonous belt of "ether," the brilliant and intrepid Professor Challenger invites a hand-picked crew of adventurers and scientists to survive a few hours after the downfall of civilization in his oxygen-fortified home outside London.What would you do if you alone had discovered that the entire planet was about to be engulfed in a belt of poisonous ether" from outer space - and that all humanity would die?Arthur Conan Doyle's intrepid Professor Challenger invites a hand-picked crew of adventurers and scientists - the very same comrades with whom he had romped through a South American jungle crawling with prehistoric monsters and beast-men in The Lost World, science fiction's first popular dinoasaurs-still-live tale. This adventure, however, takes place entirely in Challenger's home (in his wife's boudoir, in fact) outside London, which has been fortified with several hours' worth of oxygen. Challenger tells his friends: 'We are assisting at a tremendous and awful function.'Like astronauts strapping themselves into a rocket, Challenger & Co. assemble in front of a picture window to witness the end of all life on the planet. As birds plummet from the sky, trains crash, and men and women topple over before their horrified gaze, they debate everything from the possibilities of the universe to the 'abysses that lie upon either side of our material existence,' to the 'ideal scientific mind." If the point of other apocalyptic tales is to model proper action in the face of certain disaster, Doyle's offbeat adventure models a proper attitude: scholarly sprezzatura, nerves of steel, stoic calm.Professor Challenger himself is a larger than life character - strong as a bull, the smartest man alive, and an enormous egotist who nevertheless is good company whether he's hunting dinosaurs or waiting for the end of the world."
Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, also wrote a series of thrilling science-fiction adventures starring the brilliant, daring, and comical Professor Challenger. Joshua Glenn is coauthor ofThe Wage Slave's Glossary, and coeditor of the story collectionSignificant Objects. He is the editor of HiLobro...
Loading
Title:The Poison Belt: Being an account of another adventure of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John…Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.48 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:CursorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:193586954X

ISBN - 13:9781935869542

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews