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[Free pdf] The Master of the World: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)

The Master of the World: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) Jules Verne ePub | *DOC | audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF

#1640751 in Books 2010-12-28 2010-12-28Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 10.24 x .19 x 6.52l, .39 #File Name: 938002830X72 pages | File size: 63.Mb Jules Verne : The Master of the World: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Master of the World: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels):


0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Jules Verne bad guy in a very imaginative reworking of US geography (which may or may not have been on purpose)By Becky B.A graphic novel adaptation of Jules Verne's story about strange events rocking towns in the US. There's rumblings coming from a mountain in the Smokies. There's an insanely fast car zooming around, and also something on bodies of water equally fast and dangerous. Inspector John Strock is sent to first check out the mountain in the Smokies, and then to investigate the other dangers. Eventually he figures out they're all connected, which is confirmed by letters from a man proclaiming himself to be Master of the World. Strock has to get to the bottom of things before this Master of the World gets truly dangerous.From what I remember (it's been a long time since I read the original) this does justice to the basic plot of the original Verne tale. The illustrations in this were both amusing and made me shake my head. Wisconsin is portrayed with brown mountains. The Smokies look like a tropical rainforest, and there's a lake in Kansas surrounded by mountains that features in the story. Since the Kansas lake part was in Verne's original tale, I'm guessing that the artists decided to make everything look a bit different from reality. (Of course, these Campfire graphic novels are produced in India, so it's entirely possible they have no clue what Wisconsin or the Smokies are like. But other Campfires I've read have done a decent job with setting, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that it was on purpose.) It was also hard to pinpoint the time period by dress, accessories, cars, etc. Either way, be prepared to take the geography and time period as an alternate universe setting, not a real time or place. Which is fitting for a Verne story.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Good CompanyBy Brown GuyAlways good from Campfire. A sleepy American town is woken up in the middle of the night by horrifying noises. Terror-stricken citizens claim to have heard unexplained rumblings and there are reports of bright lights emanating from a nearby mountain. As the head police inspector in Washington DC John Strock is assigned to investigate the mysterious happenings. He sets out on the case, having no idea what shocking secrets will be discovered. During his investigation, reports of other inexplicable events around the country start to come to light. Unusual boats, fast cars and flying machines all play a part in the mystery as it unfolds. Strock starts to suspect that all these incidents are connected in some way, and strives to get to the bottom of it. Will he succeed in his quest? Or will the Master of the World live up to his name? "Ihighly recommendCampfires comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature." Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)About the AuthorJules Gabriel Verne was born in Nantes, France on February 8, 1828. Over the following 77 years, he became both a prodigious writer and a creator of characters that came to be known throughout the world. His work continues to live on well beyond his death and he is known by many as the father of modern science fiction.Sent to Paris to study law, like his father before him, Verne soon discovered that his real talent lay in writing. This gift established him as an author of exciting and extravagant adventures. Sometimes these stories revolved around the use of technologies of the day, such as in his novels Five Days in a Balloon and Around the World in Eighty Days. However, what made Verne really stand out were the flights of fancy he took with regard to the potential advances in technology. His fantastic creations were based, in many respects, on a keen understanding of science and the way it was moving forwards. Verne died on March 24, 1905. Whatever reasons someone has for reading his works, one thing is assured: while his stories about the future range from frighteningly accurate, to wildly speculative, his novels provide an entertaining adventure based in a world that is not that distant from our own, but is intriguing, dangerous and thrilling.

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