I jumped at the chance of reading this book because I am still on a mission to read more stories by Jules Verne.
This particular story is set during the French Revolution where the Count of Chanteleine is fighting for the country only to find out that his wife and daughter have been captured by the revolutionaries. The Count sets of to find them and keep them save. His efforts are too late for his wife who's already fallen victim to Madam Guillotine, so when he does manage to save his daughter, he goes to extreme efforts to hide her away and ensure her safety.
This is where the main part of the story sets in and this is also where the story turns into a bad daytime soap opera.
Not one of Verne's best works.