A man with no memory wakes up on the deserted staircase of a gigantic building. Gradually he learns about his identity and mission: he is Petr Brok, a detective sent to rescue Tamara, the princess kidnapped by the ruler of the monstrous Mullerdom, the house of a thousand floors. Ohisver Muller is a ruthless tyrant with many faces, eyes and ears in the most remote corners of his empire and untold wealth at his disposal. But a revolution is spreading through the floors, a revolt of dispossessed slaves who have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
First published in 1929, The House of a Thousand Floors by Jan Weiss, one of the founders of Czech science fiction, is a modern classic with a humanistic message and imaginative power that still speaks to readers today, a masterpiece of many genres, both unconventional and still contemporary, that has withstood the test of time for close to a century now.