The Begum's Fortune: Extended Annotated & Illustrated Edition by Jules Verne

The Begum's Fortune: Extended Annotated & Illustrated Edition

byJules Verne, William Henry Giles Kingston, Leon Bennett

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2014

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Jules Verne's conceptions are as brilliant as ever. Dr. Sarrasin, a French savant, simple in taste and absorbed in science, delivers an address at the Brighton Scientific Association. The publication of it with his name in ' The Daily Telegraph' discovers him to a London lawyer as the lost heir of the Begum, whom his uncle had married in India. He inherits a moderate property of twenty-one millions sterling, all ready for him in the Bank of England. Dr. Schultz, a German professor, also a connection by marriage, threatens to dispute it. They settle the dispute by dividing it. Dr. Sarrasin founds in the Rocky Mountains a city of health, modelled on Dr. Richardson's lines. Dr. Schultz founds at thirty miles distance a stupendous cannon manufactory. One piece fires a shot with a velocity and force that give it perpetual motion. He resolves to destroy Dr. Sarrasin's city. How he fails and perishes by his own science the story must tell ; but it is prodigious. The magnificence and the verisimilitude are perfect.
Title:The Begum's Fortune: Extended Annotated & Illustrated EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2014Publisher:Jazzybee VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3849645819

ISBN - 13:9783849645816

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