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The Demon of Cawnpore
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The Demon of Cawnpore

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Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Ace Books, 1959
Original English publication, 1881
Original French publication, 1880
Series: The Steam House: Book 1

1. The Demon of Cawnpore
2. Tigers and Traitors

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Mundane SF
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First part of La maison à vapeur (1880).

Steam engines, steam vessels... why not steam land cars? Such was Jules Verne's thinking in the Age of Steam, the fabulous century of invention that paved the way for the present. And if a steam car, why not use it for exploration, for adventure and daring deeds?

And what more exotic, more adventurous place than India, the vast sub-continent of rajahs and temples and weird cults - and in Verne's time also a seething rebel-torn colony of the Victoria's Empire?

So developed Verne's marvelous adventure novel of the steam elephant, of a courageous English colonel seeking refuge and revenge, and of the steam-driven jungle caravan that took him and his band into the very heart of India's unexplored mysteries.


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