The Land of Mist

The Land of Mist The Land of Mist is a novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle in Although this is a Professor Challenger story it centres on his daughter Enid and his old friend Edward Malone Another friend from Th

  • Title: The Land of Mist
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Land of Mist is a novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1926 Although this is a Professor Challenger story, it centres on his daughter Enid and his old friend Edward Malone Another friend from The Lost World, Lord John Roxton, is also involved in the novel s second half Professor Summerlee, who has died of old age around this time, is referred to by the mediumThe Land of Mist is a novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1926 Although this is a Professor Challenger story, it centres on his daughter Enid and his old friend Edward Malone Another friend from The Lost World, Lord John Roxton, is also involved in the novel s second half Professor Summerlee, who has died of old age around this time, is referred to by the mediums much to the anger of Professor Challenger Heavily influenced by Doyle s growing belief in Spiritualism after the death of his son, brother, and two nephews in World War I, the book focuses on Edward Malone s at first professional, and later personal interest in Spiritualism.There is a suggestion in chapter two that the deaths of ten million young men in World War I was by punishment by the Central Intelligence for humanity s laughing at the alleged evidence for life after death.

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    1. DNF.Professor Challenger became fascinated with Spiritualism (and you should too). The whole book feels like promotion of this belief (and you should promote it too). I just reread what I wrote and realized that it worked in my case, DNF or not. The novel feels completely different from the first two. It is told in third person and of the original four characters only Professor Challenger and Edward Malone are present. The book is too busy being excited about Spiritualism to bother about such tr [...]

    2. "As you can see, like all newcomers to a religion, he was intoxicated by his conversion, and, in headlong rush to join, he went too far."Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.Marius was the subject of the above quote but it kept springing to my mind while I was reading 'The Land of Mist'. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote this (the third book to feature the great Professor Challenger) after great bereavements and whilst he was increasing his involvement and devotion to spirituality. Doyle is a great story teller a [...]

    3. A magnificent story about the supernatural. A.C. Doyle, a famous supporter of the spiritualist movement, defends his ideas by putting them in a nove, where he combines sciense with spirituality. Since I am interested in spiritualism I particulary liked to get a view on how things worked in the spiritualist movement in the early 21th century. Verry interesting to read about Doyle's experiences with certain phenomena. I really enjoyed it, and even if you don't believe, it's a great novel anyway :) [...]

    4. As just about every other Arthur Conan Doyle books, this is a very well written book. The topic of this book, however, could not be further apart from a traditional ACD book. Personally, I didn't like the story. It lacked the depth and extraordinary imagination that can usually be found in his story. The only interesting part of this book, is how this dramatic change in writing style reflects the great effect the death of his wife had on Arthur Conan Doyle.

    5. This is pure tripe. If it hadn't been about Challenger I would never have finished it. I can't look past the blatant nonsensical propaganda and the agenda Doyle had when he wrote this. He used his character to promote his own cause, forcing his own on them. Bad form and misuse! I disapprove heartily.

    6. I don't know if I have ever read such a biased book in my life. This is one of many examples of a false religion that strives to portray itself as Christianity. And it is much, much worse to teach a false Gospel than teach a different religion, for you are blaspheming the name of the Lord. Here are some quotes from the book, from a conversation between a raised spirit and it's 'good medium'(apparently there are such things):"Is it right that you can come back?"(medium)"Would God allow it if it w [...]

    7. Marco el libro como finalizado porque efectivamente, he terminado con él. Apenas he leído la mitad, pero ha sido más de lo que soy capaz de soportar, la experiencia me ha irritado bastante.La editorial Jaguar lo editó hace unos años, olvidado desde hace decenios en el mercado español. No estoy muy seguro de como de accesible está en el extranjero, pero es perfectamente comprensible que muchos aficionados a Doyle tiendan a olvidarlo.Arthur Conan Doyle no solo fue el creador de Sherlock Hol [...]

    8. Professor Challenger and Malone return for a third adventure, this time exploring the spiritual world. Malone, along with Challenger's daughter Enid, starts investigating spiritualist meetings for his newspaper. Initially a skeptic, he soon discovers that the spiritualists are right. But can he convince Professor Challenger of the same thing? This is an odd story as it is essentially Doyle's attempt at making his readers believe in spiritualism. He was an avid believer and much of the contents h [...]

    9. This is the one stinker SACD has. It's written in third person, which takes away much of the character and scenery descriptions. It felt more like propaganda with known characters vaguely scattered throughout. Summerlee is dead. Challenger's wife is dead. Challenger has a daughter, who is the love interest of Malone, not that anything is ever mentioned about it, which is another reason it felt more like propaganda. At times I wondered if it was really him who wrote it, it was that unlike him and [...]

    10. This had characters from the Professor Challenger series, and that provided additional interest.Primarily, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote this after he had begun his explorations of Spiritualism. There is a mix of fictional and historic characters. The book revolves around Edward Malone (a reporter for the Daily Gazette), Professor Challenger, and Challenger's daughter Enid. Malone has been writing a weekly column about various religions, and now he endeavors to write about Spiritualism. We are presen [...]

    11. I read this one as part of the Professor Challenger series when I was going over the early history of Science Fiction a couple of months ago, and I managed to soldier through out of sheer stubbornness. To say that it was awful would be putting it mildly. Yes, I understand the circumstances in which this book came to be written, and I realize that it was an attempt by the author to promote his most treasured beliefs, but it basically slaughters the characters and makes the weaknesses of Conan Doy [...]

    12. So far, this is the only book from Arthur Conan Doyle I have not liked. It reads more like a several hundred pages long pamphlet for spiritism than like a novel. Actually, I left it to rest for several months and just decided to finish it up the other day, and even this last bit I had left has felt like crossing the desert.I definitely would not recommend it.

    13. This story loses its thread pretty quickly, as it's about Spiritualism, one of the things Conan Doyle became very flaky about and thus had no perspective about. I don't think I ever managed to finish it; it's a rather sad contrast to the other Challenger stories.

    14. I wasn't aware that this book was part of a trilogy; I read it purely based on an interesting anecdote from my grandad during his time in the Navy. I am much in agreement with a lot of the other reviews, this book reads like a promotion for spiritualism. I found some of the characters to be fairly interesting and likeable and purely as a work of fiction found it to be fairly entertaining. I would say as a stand alone book it's okay but it isn't something I would ever consider re-reading. I think [...]

    15. The joins show. The story only comes to life when the old characters, Challenger, McArdle, Malone, come on stage, and even then this Challenger is not the same Prof we knew and hated. Most of the book is a mishmash of the author's seance experiences, lightly fictionalised, and a bit of ghost stuff with a vicar who should be unfrocked, and a totally gratuitous episode about child cruelty and Jewishness.If this had been written by an unknown author, it would never have found a publisher. It would [...]

    16. Con razón tienen de no publicar esto y cambiar en las aventuras del profesor Challenger. Menudo truño de las altísimas torres. La novela no es más que un medio para explicar la visión de los mediums y demás pájaros, sin apenas argumento excepto los pasos necesarios para contar lo que Doyle nos quiere hacer ver.Comenzamos con Malone y la hija de Challenger asistiendo a unas sesiones de espiritismo como periodistas, y termina con Challenger convencido a pies juntillas de la verdad de todo e [...]

    17. Continuing my annual "Read a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book - NOT of a Sherlock Holmes nature- in honor of ACD's Birthday" tradition.This time around, an aging Professor Challenge takes on not a deadly comet or lost dinosaurs, but the afterlife & spiritual mediums. Needless to say, the Scion of Science is not going to stand for this chicanery. However, things can change and even the most steadfast of individuals.

    18. The ratings seemed a bit low for this book but I didn't read the first Challenger books before this. I really liked the story and love that it is by Arthur Conan Doyle. I am not a great fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories yet but this was I thought an Excellent Ghost story. A good read My ratings do give credit for books written so long ago, In all fairness the older authors did not have nearly the access to the reference material that new authors have now.

    19. Ugh. Doyles obvious obession with Spiritualism completly ruined Professor Challenger for me. It didn't seem as much of an adventure into the unknown (like the lost world, or even the poision belt) and was more a progandist peice on Spiritualism.

    20. As others have said, this is very different tale to the two preceding Challenger stories, being devoted to the subject of Spiritualism in which the author was very interested and about which he was very enthusiastic in his later years.

    21. First off I'm just going to say that I really do like Conan Doyle's writing. I think he has an incredible way with words when it comes to descriptions. I also like the character he created in the form of Professor Challenger, I feel he has some level of intelligence and endearing qualities despite his blatant attitude as a world class git.I was stoked as you can imagine but what you can't imagine is how I felt when the disappointment on the printed page befell me.The book starts of quite promisi [...]

    22. Forget Sherlock Holmes. My favorite literary creation of Arthur Conan Doyle is Professor Challenger! The Challenger stories are where Doyle lets his freak flag fly, and I love every batshit moment. In the case of The Land of Mist, Doyle decides to bring back his zaniest protagonist in support of his goofiest belief: Spiritualism. It's like the perfect storm of crazy. Although this purports to be a Challenger novel, that character really takes a backseat to Doyle's promotion of the Spiritualist m [...]

    23. So… why two stars?Well, I gave three stars to “The Lost World” and “The Poison Belt” and I cannot, in full conscience, rate “The Land Of Mist” as highly as those two. You see, Challenger helped those books a lot (in fact I very much defend he was the only reason why “The Poison Belt” actually worked), but here… well… Challenger is not only almost absent, presented as a side character, his nature is also very much changed to suit Doyle’s needs. That is a big no-no. In fact [...]

    24. I am not quite sure how this got on my reading list - it has been on there for about four years. I had a difficult time finding the book in print or at the library, but was able to download it onto the Kindle. Of course Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character is Sherlock Holmes (which I have read the entire canon a couple of times), but this book is about his other adventure series character, Professor Challenger (The Lost World, The Poison Belt, etc). I have read "The Lost World" and found i [...]

    25. El libro me gustó mucho.Está escrito en el 1926 y por lo tanto en el estilo auténticamente gótico de esa época. Lo hace diferente y interesante la temática escogida (el mundo misterioso del espiritismo) y la forma de plantearla (con la narración de diversas sesiones espiritistas).La forma de escribir del Sr. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle es muy hábil y amena, de lectura muy agradable, rápida y altamente adictiva; más aún con la profusión de muchos diálogos. Es muy recomendable la introducc [...]

    26. While I was reading the book I never cared to read those appendices until at some point around chapter 15 I decided to check them out. It would be an understatement to say that I was surprised Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hadn't meant it so much as a great story of fiction with a few real-life references as he had actually meant it to be a real-life story with a few fictional alterations to accomodate the narrative. Needless to say, this spoiled the feeling I was having with the book. Don't get me wro [...]

    27. I likeThe Lost World (Professor Challenger #1), andThe Poison Belt too~But this #3 book is in contrast. While the first two books dealt with something dangerous and to read them was quite exiting, in this book Sir Arthur like just wanted to convey defense about spiritualism which he was believe, quoting Bible's verses randomly and refute another verses from the same source.It's his business if he want to believe spiritualism or anything, but I disappointed to read Prof. Challenger who fought 'to [...]

    28. No lançamento da segunda parte da série Sherlock Holmes pela BBC, li tantas excelentes críticas sobre a série e fiquei chateado por não ter assistido nenhum capitulo. E também nunca havia lindo nada de Conan Doyle, o que me despertou a curiosidade. Primeiro passo foi pesquisar um pouco sua biografia, e descobri, entre muitas coisas interessantes, que ele foi um estudioso do espiritismo, especialmente apos o falecimento de sua amada mulher. The Land of Mist é um livro que ele escreveu sobr [...]

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