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the ending was really amazing

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it is a bad story

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Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne, is a fast paced literary adventure, based on real events, and places, during Edwardian England at the height of the British Empire. The novel begins with an absurd bet of £20,000 (over four million dollars in todays money) made by the uptight ice cold Philias Fogg, that he could travel around the world in 80 days. He is described as being “a polished man, who might live on a thousand years without growing old” (Verne 1). He, along with his trusty, although drunken servant, known for his previous “rock and roll” life style before being a servant, described when him and Philias Fogg first met. “I've had several trades. I've been an singer,[…] a circus-rider, dancer, and then I was a sergeant fireman at Paris” (Verne 14). They are pursued by a bumbling police inspector, with a warrant for Philias Fogg’s arrest. He is charged for robbing the bank of England. The unlikely threesome circumnavigate the world in the record time of eighty days passing through four continents, many of the British territories and over ten countries including India, Singapore, Egypt, China, Japan, America, Italy, and Ireland. He rescues his wife-to-be from a fanatical tribe of Natives in India, has a gun battle with the Souix tribe on an American locomotive, and pirates a French cargo ship from the captain all in order to return to London before the allotted 80 days were up.
The author, Jules Verne, brings to life the amazing, exotic places, and paints scenes to the reader unheard of before in a way that is extremely realistic and easy to in vision. This helps the action packed plot advance in an educational and interesting way. The plot is well defined, and makes sense chronologically. It also follows a complex and dramatic arc, that has a long action packed climb to the peak, followed by a fast paced striking fall, which comes together for a happy ending. The author effectively shows the hero’s journey as readers see Philias Fogg’s icy personality begin to thaw slightly during his literal, and mental journey, exemplified by the lovely missis Aouda, and his rambunctious servant Passeportout. The author expressively depicts Philias Foggs trials, accomplishments, his dramatic plunge into the “Abyss”, his romantic atonement, and finally his return home. The advanced plot structure, and clearly defined monomyth cycle come together to make an intriguing, and exciting story.
Although this book is superbly written with complex characters and dynamics, the author did not completely “finish” certain aspects of the novel. The characters, although almost all of them are round and dynamic, do not always show these characteristic, and sometimes fall to their stock origins. fifty percent of the time can be classified into these character types, Philias Fogg, the classic, cold, edwardian gentleman, often described as being “one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known” (Verne 2). Missis Aouda, the kind hearted woman, and Passeportout, the drunken, comical, but devoted frenchman servant. This causes the otherwise non-stop, action-adventure to become occasionally “boring” and predictable, this “boringness”. is accentuated by the amount of narration during the long journeys by train, or at sea.
The book also suffers from repetition, due to its newspaper-serial origins. The beginning of many chapters is summary of the previous chapters, good for the original format, but the function is lost in the modern, novel format. This causes many unnecessary flash backs, confusion, and overall hurts the flow and organization of the book. The transfer the story from a newspaper serial, to a novel could have been better, some of the repetition removed, and smoothed overall to create a less choppy, and more honed book. This book suffers because of its otherwise round, and dynamic characters who sometimes turn static, and “boring”, and it also suffers due to the poor job done to transfer it over from a
 

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This story is an unlimeted encyclopedia of rich,astouding words

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its a good book

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this is the book based on a man who went round the world in 80days he was a member of the reform club they were 6 members of the club they made a bet to go round the world in 80 days so fogg decided to go round the world in 80 days so he went with his servant passpataout they went and resued a woman called aouda 

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I love the book, but they messed on the review. Phileas Fogg only bet half of his entire fortune on the journey, the other half was almost completely used up in travel expenses. Sorry but I am a nitpicky person. This is one of my favorite books of all time.

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Sucks, like a lot.

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its that kind of interesting ...fun yah...but alittle boringness ...thats all theres a lot of fight scences.....

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a nice book written by great writer
if you hadnt read it ,you have read nothing
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