Set in a period when gasoline engines were in their infancy and automobiles were rare, and when even Chief Inspectors had to engage a carriage and horses to move about, the appearance of a vehicle that can move at astounding speeds on land, on water — and as later revealed, underwater and through the air — marks a technological advance far beyond the reach of nations. It is technology invented by and for the sole benefit of a man who styles himself (with some justification) «The Master of the World.»
This book is a sequel to an earlier Verne novel, «Robur the Conqueror», but enough detail is given to fully appreciate this story without having first read the other. (Summary by Mark)
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