The Lost World is a good book for fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, with a decent plot, good characters, and sufficient details to keep the reader amused. Many people who have seen the TV series are sometimes disappointed with the book, however the series was definitely based on it. I found the constant fighting between the two professors to be annoying, however some may find it amusing. A good book, but it could have been better.
The epic poem of Beowulf, a mighty warrior, who fights numerous monsters. There are three parts to this epic poem, parts A and B happen when he is a young man, and part C happens fifty years later when he is king. This is one of the first great English works of poetry, though the plot is simple, the structure, and underling ideas are complex. A good book, and the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings. This book was almost lost in a fire in 1731 (as there was only one copy in existence) and was finally printed in 1815 when it started to become a popular work.
Sir Gawain, is an excellent work that survived by way of a single manuscript. It is the tale of Sir Gawain, a knight of the round table who accepts a challenge from the Green Knight around Christmas, and must set out to find him in one year to fulfil the second half of a deadly challenge. However all is not as it seems. A good King Arthur story full of descriptions, deceit, and the Sir Gawain's quest for honour.
A good novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Hound of the Baskervilles, is a good mystery, however fans of Sherlock Holmes might be disappointed by the smaller role he plays in this novel. Sir Arthur added Holmes to the novel as a later addition, instead of creating a new character specially for the book. A good book for all ages.
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