The Land That Time Forgot - Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Land That Time Forgot

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Release Date: 1975-01-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 608 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

A World War I–era manuscript is found at sea. It tells an astonishing tale of espionage, combat, and a tropical island where evolution follows its own harrowing path. The Land That Time Forgot is the first book in famed science fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs’ trilogy of high-adventure tales about an undiscovered land called Caspak.

The series starts off with a German U-boat sinking a passenger ship. A handful of survivors, including an American named Bowen Tyler and several British officers, end up taking over the U-boat and eventually stranding all the combatants on a lush island that shouldn’t exist. Here, dinosaurs and Neanderthals live alongside winged humanlike hunters. To survive the nightmare trials ahead, enemies must join forces. From the first page to the last, The Land That Time Forgot is a gripping read full of unexpected twists and heart-stopping danger that will appeal to anyone who loves action-packed adventure stories.


  • Brits, Germans, Americans, and only 1 submarine between them all

    By Bookmuncher4
    Full of twists and mysteries, this recounts the adventures of waring parties on an island filled with ancient creatures.
  • Awesome

    By fresh105
    I enjoyed tagging along the journey of the two main characters. They enter into a dangerous world and they make the most of their situation.
  • Amazing! One of my new favorites!

    By asdftrwqe
    This book is wonderful. It is a quick read and has a unique perspective and awesome story line. 10/10 would recommend!
  • What more can you ask for?

    By pipe ranger
    A direction impaired narcissist fights metamorphosis monkeys for a fickle broad because it was easier than distilling water with a full kitchen. 10/10
  • I hate Lys

    By Californian100
    Lys feels like the female love interest in a Hollywood retelling of a popular book in which Lys isn’t originally a love interest or doesn’t even exist. Conceptually, the island is kind of interesting though.

    By GOT YO
    iTunes, get the movie now.
  • Gem

    By Cnn bias
    Great little read. Fast and fun and imaginative. Hope somebody finds these guys.
  • The Land That Time Forgot

    By Rwraysmith
    As always he does it again! I can't see how Edgar always manages to write intense adventure stories with so few words. Even though I read this book in just a few hours, it truly took my breath away. I highly recommend it!
  • The Land that Time Forgot

    By F.D.S.
    Once again good old Edgar comes through. He's a great story teller. Just when you think you know what's going on, he changes it up, again and again. A true master at his craft. If you like the old writers don't miss this one.
  • An Engaging Read

    By PaxPlayer
    Although this is not another Tarzan, it's still a good story. The world that Burroughs presents is fascinating, yet it wasn't depicted as well as I anticipated. In short, this was a quick fun read, but not nearly as gripping as some of his other works.