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Master Zacharius

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Master Zacharius, a short story by Jules Verne, tells the tale of a clockmaker who becomes obsessed with his work to the point where it consumes his life. Set in Geneva in the 16th century, the story follows Master Zacharius as he creates a masterpiece clock that seems to have a mind of its own.

Verne's writing style is captivating, drawing readers into the mysterious world of Master Zacharius and his elaborate clocks. The story is filled with suspense and intrigue as the clockmaker's obsession with his creations spirals out of control.

The characters in Master Zacharius are well-developed, particularly the title character who is portrayed as a complex and flawed individual. Verne does an excellent job of exploring the themes of obsession, ambition, and the consequences of unchecked ambition.

Overall, Master Zacharius is a thought-provoking and engaging read that will leave readers questioning the nature of creativity and the dangers of obsession. Verne's storytelling and vivid descriptions make this short story a must-read for fans of classic literature and gothic tales.

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Master Zacharius is a man of science, skill, and overpowering pride. He is the first to successfully, and accurately, regulate time. Does this not make him God-like? What then, should such a man do when his time is running out and his legacy is in danger?

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