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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE

This image depicts a German Propaganda post card called (in English translation) Fleeing the Zeppelins. In it, we see Londoners running to the Underground (Subway) for protection from Air Ship bombing raids (during WWI). Image online via Propaganda Postcards of the Great War.

 

In The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Allan Quartermain’s job is not to find lost mines and treasures in Africa. It is to find—and stop—those responsible for engineering a “world war.”

To a 19th-century person, such an event was unimaginable. European nations had warred against each other for centuries, but a world war would have seemed far-fetched at the time. Little did people expect the reality that would soon descend upon them.

But in the world of fiction, anything is possible, so Quartermain gets help from other famous made-up characters. Key members of his group are:

What is the mission of this League of notables? To prevent the unthinkable. To keep madmen in check. To stop flying machines from dropping explosives over London.

Flying machines? In the days before the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk? What could possibly fly over London before planes were invented?

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5189stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jul 01, 2003

Updated Last Revision: Jul 09, 2019


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