Robur the Conqueror
Publish date: September 8th 2011
Publisher: United Holdings Group
Edition language: English
Series: Extraordinary Voyages
I disliked the racist aspect of the book which consists mostly of systematically using the African American character for comic effect. I know Verne systematically makes fun of people on the basis of their national backgrounds but we still swallow that down. I also know the Verne books were meant to...
[With apologies to Monty Python] John Cleese: Albatross! Albatross!! Albatross!!! Customer: Have you got any character development or memorable dialogue?Cleese: Of course I haven't got any bloody character development or memorable dialogue, this is a bloody Jules Verne novel! But I have got an Albat...
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