A tale in which the Devil's motor car is a symbol of the destructive forces of greed and modern industry. A story of how the speed and muffled roar of progress condemns mankind to suffer in a world of darkness.
¿Of its time, The Devil's Motor can be considered a rejection of the ideas of the vorticists and Futurism, with their emphasised on speed, technology, youth, and violence.
The English novelist Mary Corelli (1855 -1924), was a literary success from the publication of her first novel, A Romance of Two Worlds in 1886. A recurring theme in Corelli's books is her attempt to reconcile Christianity with reincarnation and astral projection.