The Demon of Cawnpore – Jules Verne
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The Demon of Cawnpore – Jules Verne |
British India, 1867.
It?s been ten years since the Sepoy Mutiny, and Nana Sahib, its prime mover, is still at large. A bounty of two thousand pounds hangs on his head.
Colonel Munro, who lost his wife in the massacre, has been spending his days quietly plotting revenge. When a close friend reveals he has devised a most unusual vehicle ? a house on wheels pulled by a steam-powered elephant ? the colonel climbs aboard to journey through the badlands of India, in hot pursuit of his deadly nemesis.
Published in 1880 as part of the Voyages Extraordinaires,The Demon of Cawnporeis a thrilling story of adventure and vengeance from one of the greatest pioneers of science fiction.
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