The Demon of Cawnpore

Jules Verne

05 October 2017
100 pages


British India, 1867.
It’s been ten years since the Sepoy Mutiny, and Nana Sahib, its prime mover, is still at large. A bounty of two thousand pounds hangs on his head.

Colonel Munro, who lost his wife in the massacre, has been spending his days quietly plotting revenge. When a close friend reveals he has devised a most unusual vehicle – a house on wheels pulled by a steam-powered elephant – the colonel climbs aboard to journey through the badlands of India, in hot pursuit of his deadly nemesis.

Published in 1880 as part of the Voyages Extraordinaires, The Demon of Cawnpore is a thrilling story of adventure and vengeance from one of the greatest pioneers of science fiction.