Around the World in Eighty Days: And Five Weeks in a Balloon

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Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Describes the journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds - but only just - in circling the globe within eighty days. Fogg's obsession with his timetable is complemented by versatility of his French manservant, Passepartout, whose talent for getting into scrapes brings colour to the race against time.
  

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User Review  - suefitz1 - LibraryThing

Title: Around the World in 80 Days Author: Jules Verne Genre: Young Adult Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days, TBR *Lite* Challenge 2009, A to Z Reading Challenge, Numbers Challenge, 2009 Audiobook ... Read full review

Review: Around the World in Eighty Days and 5 Weeks in a Balloon

User Review  - Liany - Goodreads

This is a good book, with a good idea. But there's something that make this book looks boring. I think it's because this book didn't have many description. The plot is too fast, although every chapter have short part. But the story is good and the character looks life. Read full review

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In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other
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1n In which a conversation takes place which may prove costly
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In which a new kind of scrip makes its appearance on Change
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vn Which once more shows the futility of passports for police
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In which Passepartout is only too fortunate in getting off with
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x11 In which Phileas Fogg and his companions venture across
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xrv In which Phileas Fogg travels down the whole length of
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Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

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