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Nov 01, Lucy rated it liked it. I’ve read a large proportion of Lovecraft and loved that. Just as they are about to attack him, Robur appears to vanish into the mob, but he has actually been borne away by a flying machine. I give it a reasonably average rating, 3 out of 5 stars, only because it would have been entertaining in its time, and because of the obvious knowledge of its author.

Share your thoughts with other customers. View all 3 comments. When Philadelphia’s Cnqueror Institute, headed up by Uncle Prudent I kid you not and Phil Evans have a meeting preparatory to launching a giant balloon called the “Go-Ahead,” the meeting is interrupt This certainly is not Jules Verne ‘s best book.

Robur the Conqueror, a tale of science gone mad in the very clouds! In contrast, the novel’s Robur has no such aims, and bombs only one ground target: Get to Know Us. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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In this version, Robur is an idealist who plans to conquer the world in order to put an end to tyranny and war. It bears the same black flag with golden sun that has been sighted on so many landmarks, and the music in the sky is explained to be one of the crewmen playing a trumpet.

Views Read Edit View history. Some of the acts of heinous evil committed by Robur within the scope of the novel? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. When a stranger, the mysterious Robur, declares that the future belongs not to balloons but to heavier-than-air flying machines, the Institute scornfully dismisses the idea. The Albatross explodes and its wreckage, along with Robur and his crew, plunge into the ocean.

Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne

Have you got any character development or memorable dialogue? The reader is left to decide whether or not he has died. Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. During his short time at the Weldon Institute, Robur so incites the members that they chase him outside.

The discount Captain Nemo lacks any of the intrigue of the original, and isn’t an anti-hero or juled villian per se, he’s just a tool. Then he encourages the reader to embrace the science of the future which will undoubtedly change things socially and politically. Jules Verne – Off on a Comet. Retrieved from ” https: David Swan Top Contributor: I imagine Verne wrote what roobur seems to be hinting at an ending I would’ve preferredbut the publisher wanted a different, happier ending that somehow seems wishy-washy by comparison.


There’s also some bizarre “science” going on in this story.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They laughed at his ideas of heavier-than-air flying machines.

He discovers that all the phenomena are being caused by Robur, a brilliant inventor. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Robur the Conqueror French: The Go-ahead is at the mercy of the Albatross because the Albatross is both faster and more maneuverable.