Arguably one of the most influential fictional books ever written, Homer’s The Odyssey chronicles one man’s journey to return home despite innumerable perils (most of which are hurled at him via the gods). Above is depicted the moment where Ulysses prepares a sharp wooden stick to poke out the eye of Polyphemus, the mechanical cyclops. Ouch.
“Aye, aye! and I’ll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition’s flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out.”
– Captain Ahab
Moby Dick, chapter 36
This next series of mash-ups is going to be taking a steampunk perspective on classic literature. First up, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Here, Huck and J.I.M. sail along the Missouri skies without a care in the world.
Leave me a comment if there’s any classics you want to see mashed into steampunk.