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The Master Of The World

By: Jules Verne
Published By: Double9 Books
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One of Jules Verne's final books, The Master of the World, which was released in 1904, is a science fiction classic. The novel was written as Verne's health was deteriorating. Master of the World is a "dark novel," full of dread and anxiety about the emergence of totalitarianism and tyrants like the book's antagonist, Robur. The plot of the book takes place in the summer of 1903 when things travel so quickly they are essentially invisible triggering a number of mysterious occurrences around the Eastern United States. John Strock, the first-person narrator, who works as the "Head Inspector in the Federal Police Department" in Washington, DC, goes on an investigation trip to the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. The Terror is a brand-new device that Robur has perfected. It is a ten-meter-long vehicle that may be used as a submarine, speedboat, car, or airplane. It can fly at more than 200 mph and move at the (then) unheard-of speed of 150 mph on land. Strock attempts to apprehend the Terror but finds himself taken prisoner. To escape his pursuers, Robur pilots the unusual vessel toward the Caribbean and into a rainstorm. Lightning strikes the Terror, which disintegrates and crashes into the water.

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a world fame French author, considered as 'Father of Science Fiction'. He was born on 8 February 1828 in Nantes, France. His parents were Pierre Verne and Sophie Allotted de La Fuye. For studies he went to boarding school there he started writing short stories and poetry. His father was an attorney, so he sent Jules Paris, to study law but literature attracted him. He had passion for theatre and writing. He began his career as playwright. But after his marriage, for several years he worked as stock market broker. In 1862 Jules met publisher Pierre Jules Hetzel, it boomed his writing career. In 1963 Verne's novel Five Weeks in a Balloon, the series of a adventurous novel published and after that he never looked back. Jules had a rich account of literary work, with adventurous scientific novel, he had also written numerous plays, short stories, autobiographical account, poetry and artistic literary work. Although he died in 1905 his remarkable works published continually, even after his death. He is the second significant writer whose works has been translated continually. His most popular writing works are - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 124 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357275657
  • ISBN-13: 9789357275651
  • Item Weight: 148.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.24 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure