Jules Verne, “The Begum’s ( बेगम )Fortune”, 1879 was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Jules Verne (1828-1905), “The Steam House: Book One & Two”, 1880 which was a steampunk SciFi story.
The sixteen (16) chapters of “table of contents” of Book One (1): “The Demon of Cawnpore” are shown BELOW.
Also, the fourteen (14) chapters “table of contents‘ of Book Two (2): “Tigers and Traitors” are shown BELOW.
Here I presented: Jules Verne (1828-1905), “The Steam House: Book One & Two”, 1880 which was a steampunk SciFi story.
The novel recounts the travels of a group of British colonists during the British Raj in India. Verne uses a wheeled house pulled by a steam-powered mechanical elephant as a plot-device for the reader in this travel in nineteenth century India.
The book takes place in the aftermath of the 1857 Indian Rebellion against British Raj rule; and, 6,000 British people were killed in the rebellion.
A historical figure Nana Sahib (the rebel leader) is the antagonist of the story. Colonel Edward Munro is the protagonist of the story; whose motive is to find and kill Nana Sahib of the Cawnpore massacre. A railroad engineer named Mister Banks is the foil character; and, he invented the steam-powered mechanical elephant, which pulls two carriages across both land and water. The steam elephant is named “Behemoth“; and, it defeats three actual elephants in the story. Lady Munro is the wife of the protagonist Colonel Munro; and, the safety of Lady Munro drives the plot.
Jules Verne, “Around the World in Eighty Days”, 1872 was the topic of an earlier blog post.