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The Poison Belt

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Overview: 

Three years after the events that took place in The Lost World, Professor Challenger urgently summons his fellow explorers (Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and reporter E.D. Malone) to a meeting. Oddly, he requires each to bring an oxygen cylinder with him.

What he soon informs them is that from astronomical data and just-received telegraphs of strange accidents on the other side of the world, he has deduced that the Earth is starting to move through a region of space containing something poisonous to humankind.

Shutting themselves tightly up in Challenger’s house, they start to consider what may be done. But as their countrymen start to drop, will their oxygen last long enough to determine and implement a solution?

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"No, it's not what you might call 'earty," said Austin, shaking his head and glancing up at the deplorable placard. "It wouldn't look well in a Christmas card. I beg your pardon, sir, for I haven't spoke as much as this for many a long year, but to-day my feelings seem to 'ave got the better of me. 'E can sack me till 'e's blue in the face, but I ain't going, and that's flat. I'm 'is man and 'e's my master, and so it will be, I expect, to the end of the chapter."

We had passed between the white posts of a gate and up a curving drive, lined with rhododendron bushes. Beyond stood a low brick house, picked out with white woodwork, very comfortable and pretty. Mrs. Challenger, a small, dainty, smiling figure, stood in the open doorway to welcome us.

"Well, my dear," said Challenger, bustling out of the car, "here are our visitors. It is something new for us to have visitors, i. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I find writing reviews for Goodreads a total waste of time. I mean who cares? The site is clunky, slow, and difficult to interact with and totally worthless to a writer...BUT I wrote a review of "The Lost World" so I felt compelled to write one of this book since it brings together the same cast...more

Oh, Sir Arthur...you sage, you luminary, you genius!! What a memorable, momentous achievement, my good chap! Simply stupendous!! It's just

A singularly superb accomplishment!!

Oh, forgive my loquaciousness, I don't mean to prattle on so (you certainly never would), but I just find it so spirited...more

The story itself is less than 100 pages, so the plot description and the review itself will be short.
Professor Challenger discovered that the Earth will pass through the belt of poisonous ether (whatever that is).

Being a genius he was the only person who realized this and made some preparations...more

Δεν ξέρω πόσα αστεράκια του αξίζουν. Δεν το τελείωσα. Ξεκινάει καλά και με αρκετό χιούμορ. Είναι μικρό και θα μπορούσα να το τελειώσω, αλλά υποσχέθηκα στον εαυτό μου να μην πιέζομαι να διαβάζω βιβλία που δε με "κρατάνε" και το συγκεκριμένο ήταν ok, αλλά προς το παρόν το αφήνω στην άκρη. Ίσως στο...more

Liked it. I liked author's style. I also liked the character Professor Challenger, though he is arrogant. In fact, his arrogance is the reason of my liking. Also liked the story.

Professor Challenger and the gang from The Lost World return for another adventure, although this one is rather different. Challenger holds a reunion for members of the expedition to The Lost World which just so happens to coincide with the apparent end of the world. The Earth is passing through...more

it is certainly an eye-opener for me when i discovered that sir arthur conan doyle wrote sci-fi stories. the professor challenger series has been interesting to me thus far. don't expect any technological mumbo-jumbo considering when this story was written.

فكرة القصة جميلة بسيطة جدا من حيق الفكرة قديمة المصطلاحات، الفكرة تدور حول ان الكرة الارضية مرت بنطاق غازي سام تسرب للغلاف الجوي وتشبع به الجو وادى لحدوث حالة جنون عامة من ثم حالة هياج وقتل وتخريب شاملة للكوكب بالكامل، وتطورت الاعراض الى حالة موت مؤقته.
مجموعة من الاشخاص عددهم خمسة احدهم عالم قد ت...more

Non particolarmente coinvolgente, e decisamente non all'altezza di Conan Doyle.

Il professor Challenger è irritante a dir poco, la sua teoria si basa sul niente (come giustamente in molti gli fanno notare) ed infatti Conan Doyle non riesce mai a darci spiegazioni logiche sul perché una cosa come l...more

جيدة :) ... في البداية كنت فاكراها حكاية من حكايات (شيرلوك هولمز) بعد ماشفتها موسومة بإسم (آرثر كونان دويل) لكن اتفاجأت بأنها رواية من روايات الخيال العلمي .. عبر (دويل) من خلالها عن لمحات من قناعاته و ايمانه ، و من المعروف
إن آرثر كونان دويل كان عضو في جمعيات روحانية بتعني بالاتصال بالأرواح .. أ...more

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