Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Land That Time Forgot

The Land That Time Forgot is a fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The novel is set in World War I and opens with a thermos off the coast of Greenland. It contains a story, the narrative of Bowen J. Tyler, an American passenger on a ship sunk in the English Channel by a German U-boat, U-33, in 1916. He is rescued by a British tugboat with another survivor, Lys La Rue. The tug is also sunk, but its crew manages to capture the submarine when it surfaces. They are unable to bring it to port, and the British and German mariners continuously fight for the U-33. They end up in a thermal lake in Antarctic waters. On the shore of the lake the crew builds a palisaded base, named Fort Dinosaur for the area's prehistoric fauna. Oil is discovered, and the Germans run away with the submarine. A series of adventures ensues among various bands of near-human primitives, each on a different stage of human advancement, as represented by their weaponry. Artist Bio Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
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