Around the World in Eighty Days (Google eBook)
Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle’s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne’s adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly reﬂecting on time, space, and one man’s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.
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Review: Around the World in 80 Days (Great Illustrated Classics)User Review - Nicolette - Goodreads
Phileas Fobb can be described as many things -- cold, aloof, unconcerned. But his determination to succeed and the gentler side of him which appears at totally unexpected moments makes this classic a re-read time and time again. Read full review
Review: Around the World in 80 Days (Great Illustrated Classics)User Review - Joan - Goodreads
I remember reading this when I was in the sixth grade or probably when I was a freshman in high school. It was a time when I read Goosebumps, Fear Street, WITCH, and suspense/thriller books. It took ... Read full review