The Land of Mist is a novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1926. Although this is a Professor Challenger story, it centres more 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 punishment by the Central Intelligence for humanity's laughing at the alleged evidence for life after death.TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Chapter I. In Which Our Special CommissionersMake A Start
- Chapter II. Which Describes An Evening InStrange Company
- Chapter III. In Which Professor Challenger GivesHis Opinion
- Chapter IV. Which Describes Some Strange DoingsIn Hammersmith
- Chapter V. Where Our Commissioners Have ARemarkable Experience
- Chapter VI. In Which The Reader Is Shown TheHabits Of A Notorious Criminal
- Chapter VII. In Which The Notorious CriminalGets What The British Law Considers To Be His Deserts
- Chapter VIII. In Which Three Investigators ComeAcross A Dark Soul
- Chapter IX. Which Introduces Some Very PhysicalPhenomena
- Chapter X. De Profundis
- Chapter XI. Where Silas Linden Comes Into HisOwn
- Chapter XII. There Are Heights And There AreDepths
- Chapter XIII. In Which Professor Challenger GoesForth To Battle
- Chapter XIV. In Which Challenger Meets A StrangeColleague
- Chapter XV. In Which Traps Are Laid For A GreatQuarry
- Chapter XVI. In Which Challenger Has TheExperience Of His Life
- Chapter XVII. Where The Mists Clear Away
About the author
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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