Masterworks of Adventure: Lost Worlds

The Ultimate Anthology

Long before Indiana Jones... The ‘Lost World’ or ‘Lost Race’ genre was one of the most popular genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Masterworks of Adventure anthology is a collection of classic tales considered to be among the best and most influential works. We started with 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel, by Crawford, Donahue and Grant (1953), which lists the best works published before 1950, then cross-referenced them with Science-fiction, the Early Years by Everett Franklin Bleiler and Jessica Amanda Salmonson’s Lost Race Check Guide, the ultimate checklist for collectors. You’ll find stories told in a variety of styles: travelogues, boy’s adventure, romantic adventure, philosophical adventure and pulp fiction. Some have been made available for Kindle for the very first time and are exclusive to ROH Press.
American Edition: 27 works
European Edition: 24 works
Australian Edition: 31 works
Canadian Edition: 36 works

What people are saying

She: The most famous of the ‘lost world’ novels. It was incredibly popular and is still one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold over a hundred million copies. ~ Graeme Shimmin

The Lost World: “The tone and techniques that Conan Doyle first refined in The Lost World have become standard narrative procedures in popular entertainment of the present day.” ~ Michael Crichton

Eureka: “One of the finer books of its kind, unfortunately very rare.” ~ Jessica Amanda Salmonson

The Knight of the Silver Star: “Excellent tale.” ~ Jessica Amanda Salmonson

The Phantom City, A Volcanic Romance: “Intelligently written.” ~ Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-fiction, the Early Years

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Masterworks of Adventure: Lost Worlds

The Ultimate Anthology

Sir Henry Rider Haggard’s Genre-Defining Tales
King Solomon’s Mines
Allan Quatermain
She: A History of Adventure (The 1896 Edition with over 400 corrections made by Haggard, this edition is not freely available online)

Lost Worlds in Africa
A Rip Van Winkle of the Kalahari by Frederick Carruthers Cornell
The Great White Queen: A Tale of Treasure and Treason by William Le Queux
By the Gods Beloved (also known as The Gates of Kamt) by Baroness Orczy
Wings of Danger by Arthur A. Nelson (US & Canadian Editions Only)

Lost Worlds in North America
The Aztec Treasure House by Thomas A. Janvier
Fruit of the Desert by Richard Hayes Barry (First Kindle Edition)(US Edition Only)

Lost Worlds in Central America
Phantom City: A Volcanic Romance by William Westall (First Kindle Edition)
The Lost Canyon of the Toltecs by Charles Sumner Seeley (First Kindle Edition)
The Bridge of Light by A. Hyatt Verrill (Canadian and Australian Editions Only)

Lost Worlds in South America
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Romance of Golden Star by George Griffith
Immortal Athalia by Harry F. Haley (First Kindle Edition)(US Edition Only)

Lost Worlds in India and Asia
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
Om: The Secret of Abhor Valley by Talbot Mundy
Lost Horizon by James Hilton (Canadian and Australian Editions Only)
The Valley of Eyes Unseen by Gilbert Collins (First Kindle Edition) (Canadian Edition Only)
Harilek: A Romance of Modern Central Asia by Ganpat (First Kindle Edition)(Canadian and Australian Editions Only)
Fields of Sleep by E Charles Vivian (First Kindle Edition)
The Purple Sapphire by John Taine (Canadian Edition Only)
The Metal Monster by A. Merritt

Lost Worlds in Europe and the Middle East
The Knight of the Silver Star by Percy James Brebner (First Kindle Edition)

Lost Worlds in Australia
Eureka by Owen Hall (First Kindle Edition)

Lost Worlds at the Poles
A Strange Manuscript Found In a Copper Cylinder
Beyond The Great South Wall by Frank Savile (First Kindle Edition)
Polaris of the Snows by Charles B. Stilson
The Smoky God by Willis George Emerson

Hollow Earth
The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
Dwellers in the Mirage by A. Merritt

The Caspak Trilogy
The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Out of Time’s Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Queen of California (First Kindle Edition)