Master of the World

Master of the World

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by Jules Verne
     
 

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The strange occurrences began in the western part of our great American State of North Carolina. There, deep amid the Blueridge Mountains rises the crest called the Great Eyrie. Its huge rounded form is distinctly seen from the little town of Morganton on the Catawba River, and still more clearly as one approaches the mountains by way of the village of Pleasant Garden

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The strange occurrences began in the western part of our great American State of North Carolina. There, deep amid the Blueridge Mountains rises the crest called the Great Eyrie. Its huge rounded form is distinctly seen from the little town of Morganton on the Catawba River, and still more clearly as one approaches the mountains by way of the village of Pleasant Garden.

Why the name of Great Eyrie was originally given this mountain by the people of the surrounding region, I am not quite Sure It rises rocky and grim and inaccessible, and under certain atmospheric conditions has a peculiarly blue and distant effect. But the idea one would naturally get from the name is of a refuge for birds of prey, eagles condors, vultures; the home of vast numbers of the feathered tribes, wheeling and screaming above peaks beyond the reach of man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434499349
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. He is the creator of revolutionary science-fiction novels, including Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,. have entranced readers for more than a century. He went on to be the second most translated author on earth, writing books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements years before they were practical realities.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 8, 1828
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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The Master Of The World 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, or at least the first part of it, takes place in my hometown. Is that awesome or what?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read quite a few of Verne's novels but this one isn't his best. Although I didn't think it was his best it was really good if you like adventure-mystery novels.