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The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burroughs
By: (1875-1950)

Originally published under the title Beyond Thirty.

The novel, set in the year 2137, was heavily influenced by the events of World War I. In the future world depicted in the novel, Europe has descended into barbarism while an isolationist Western Hemisphere remains sheltered from the destruction. The title Beyond Thirty refers to the degree of longitude that inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere are forbidden to pass.

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The Lost Continent was originally published under the title Beyond Thirty



Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Since earliest childhood I have been strangely fascinated by the mystery surrounding the history of the last days of twentieth century Europe. My interest is keenest, perhaps, not so much in relation to known facts as to speculation upon the unknowable of the two centuries that have rolled by since human intercourse between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres ceased the mystery of Europe's state following the termination of the Great War provided, of course, that the war had been terminated.

From out of the meagerness of our censored histories we learned that for fifteen years after the cessation of diplomatic relations between the United States of North America and the belligerent nations of the Old World, news of more or less doubtful authenticity filtered, from time to time, into the Western Hemisphere from the Eastern.

Then came the fruition of that historic propaganda which is best described by its own slogan: "The East for the East the West for the West," and all further intercourse was stopped by statute... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 8, 2015
Subject: Good Book bad reader
All that is missing from the too-British accent is "allo Guvnah"
Reviewer: - May 16, 2013
Subject: Interesting book
I've come to love the way Mister Burroughs writes! It almost seems effortless.

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