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Robur the Conqueror

Copies of the robur the conqueror are hosted by Project Gutenberg, including the original French text. A university press finally published an accurate translation in Followed by a sequel, Master of the Worldand made into a moviealthough in the movie, the Albatross is turned into a Cool Airshipnot a Cool Plane.

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The tone of the robur the conqueror makes people think of it as some dashing flight through a canyon of fire.

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In Real Life the mountains are separated by more than 15 miles, Mount Terror has been extinct for at leastyears and Mount Erebus' flames never jump for thousands of yards into the atmosphere.

Verne belonged to a "Heavier-Than-Air" innovation society when he was young, so it's no surprise that one running theme of this book is a continual deconstruction of the Cool Airship trope. The events are capped by the mysterious appearance of black flags with gold suns atop tall historic landmarks such as robur the conqueror Statue of Liberty in New York, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

These events are all the work of the mysterious Robur the specific epithet for the English oak Quercus robur and figuratively taken to mean "strength"a brilliant inventor who intrudes on a meeting of a flight-enthusiasts' club called the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Members of the Weldon Institute are all firm believers that mankind shall robur the conqueror the skies using "lighter than air" craftand that "heavier than air" craft such as airplanes and helicopters would be unfeasible.

The institute has been constructing a giant dirigible called the Go-ahead, and are having a heated discussion of where to place its robur the conqueror in front to pull it, or behind to push it when Robur appears at the meeting and is admitted to speak to them.

He chastises the group for being balloon-boosters when "heavier than air" flying apparatuses are the future.

When asked if Robur himself has "made conquest robur the conqueror the air," he states that he has, leading to him accepting the title "Robur the Conqueror". During his short time at the Weldon Institute, Robur so incites the members that they chase him outside.


Robur the conqueror as they are about to attack him, Robur appears to vanish into robur the conqueror mob, but he has actually been borne away by a flying machine.

Later that night Robur kidnaps the Weldon Institute's secretary, president, and the president's valet. He takes them on board his ship, a huge, battery-poweredmultirotor gyrodyne called the Albatross, which has many vertical airscrews to provide liftand two horizontal airscrews in a push-pull configuration to drive the vessel forward.

It bears the same black flag with golden sun that has been sighted on so many landmarks, and the music in the sky is explained to be one of the crewmen playing a trumpet. To demonstrate the vessel's superiority, Robur takes his captives around the world in the course of three weeks.

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The president and robur the conqueror are angry at Robur for kidnapping them and unwilling to admit that the Albatross is a fantastic vessel, or that their notions of "lighter than air" superiority are wrong. They demand that Robur release them, but he is aloof and always says that they shall remain as long as he robur the conqueror it.

Fearing they will be held captive forever, the two formulate plans to both escape and destroy the Albatross. After the horizontal propellers are damaged in a storm, the Albatross is anchored over the Chatham Islands for repairs.