The Land of Mist

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The Land of Mist
Land of mist.jpg
First edition cover
Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Professor Challenger
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Hutchinson & Co
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 294 pp
Preceded by The Poison Belt
Followed by When the World Screamed

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.

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