The Land of Mist

The Land of Mist is a novel by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1926.

The Land of Mist
First edition cover
AuthorArthur Conan Doyle
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesProfessor Challenger
GenreScience fiction
PublisherHutchinson & Co
Publication date
1926
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages294
Preceded byThe Poison Belt 
Followed by"When the World Screamed"

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).

Spiritualism

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" (that is, God) for humanity's laughing at the alleged evidence for life after death.

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