Dr. Ox wants to introduce a new gas lighting system in a small Flemish town. Free of charge. However something does not add up. Solely because Dr. Ox’s goal is not as philanthropic as it seems. He conducts secret experiments on the effect of oxygen on all living creatures. The outcome is most certainly not expected.
What goes wrong in his project? Do people realize what a madman they have let in their town? Will Dr. Ox get what he deserves or he will manage to get away with it? The answer lies in Jules Verne’s short science-fiction novel from 1874 "Dr. Ox's Experiment". Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who mostly wrote adventure fiction inspired by the scientific advances of the 19th century. With the help of editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel he wrote a series of books called "Extraordinary Travels", which includes "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Widely popular with both children and adults, Verne is one of the most translated authors of all times, and still inspires people the world over.