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Maison a vapeur - 1880

Steam House (The) - 1880

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
MV
V021
M46
A48
Alternate English Titles:
    Demon of Cawnpore (Part 1 of 2)
    Demon of the Cawnpore (Part 1 of 2)
    Steam House (Part I) The Demon of Cawnpore
    Steam House (Part II) Tigers and Traitors
    Tigers and Traitors (Part 2 of 2)
    Tigers and Traitors, Steam House (Part 2 of 2)
    The End of Nana Sahib

Plot Synopsis:
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml

Nana Sahib is wanted for the atrocities he committed during the Sepoy revolt in India in 1857. Ten years later, an engineer named Banks invites Colonel Munro, Captain Hood, a Frenchman named Maucler and their associates to accompany him on a tour of the northern parts of India via a unique conveyance. The conveyance's engine resembles a huge elephant, only this elephant is powered by steam. As the adventurer's head north it becomes obvious to them that Colonel Munro (whose wife was reported killed at Cawnpore) has plans to for revenge. Unknown to him, Nana Sahib has similar intentions.


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon:  book  Title
Publisher/YYYY
First US Edition:
(in 2 parts)

Demon of Cawnpore (Part 1)
1881
Scribners
New York

Tigers and Traitors (Part 2)
1881
Scribners
New York

Other Books:
The Union Jack
Volume II
7th October 1880 to 29th September 1881
Weekly Parts from 41 to 92
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

832 pages, editted by G. A. Henty

Also contains:
by G. A. Henty
-An Indian Cattle Raid (2 weekly parts)
-Bears and Dacoits (2 parts)
This is the first appearance with book publication from Blackie not until 1896
-The Cornet of Horse (26 parts)
This is the first appearance which didn't appear in book form until 1881 from Sampson Low
-The Pipe of Mystery (1 part)
This is the first appearance with a 10 year gap before it was published by Blackie in Tales of Daring and Danger in 1889
-The Young Franc-Tireurs (22 parts)
There are quite a few Editor's Notes throughout by Henty. One of these Notes offers any boy that introduces 12 new subscribers a copy of his book Seaside -Maidens! .
- Harry Collingwood: An Eventful Ride (2 parts)
- Bernard Heldmann: Dorrincourt (22 parts)
& Rawdon School (11 parts)
- George Manville Fenn: The Ensign and the Middy (41 parts)
- J. Percy Groves: Three Days' Leave (1 part) & Brought to Bay (5 parts)

The volume includes many black and white illustrations and a few maps for most stories, a lot within the text and quite a few full page. There is one full page colour illustration Explanation of the British National Flag commonly know as The Union Jack.
The publication folded after just four years, much to the disappointment of Henty.

1890

Part 1:
Demon of Cawnpore (part 1 of Steam House)
1890
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London
 

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors
1890?
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London

"Pears Soap" edition

Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore
nd
Sampson Low
London

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors
1893
Sampson Low
London

1892
Demon of Cawnpore
1892
Sampson Low
London
1893
Tigers and Traitors
1893
Sampson Low
London
nd (circa 1930)
Tigers and Traitors
nd (inscribed 1933)
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

The End of Nana Sahib, The Steam House
1949
Sampson Low
London

Dustjacket Shown

Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore
1959
ARCO Publications with Bernard Hanison
London

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors
1959
ARCO Publications with Bernard Hanison
London

Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore

ACE Books
New York

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors

ACE Books
New York

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