Around the World in Eighty Days

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Courier Corporation, 2000 - Fiction - 160 pages
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Taking up a challenge from his whist partners, a mysterious English gentleman named Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune and abandons his quiet domestic routine to undertake a daring feat: to circle the globe in a mere 80 days, an achievement unheard of in the Victorian world.
Fogg and Passepartout, his devoted manservant, avail themselves of virtually every known means of transportation in their wild race against time. All the while, a devious detective dogs their every step and introduces fresh obstacles. The resourceful Fogg faces each new trial with unshakable aplomb, through a constantly shifting background of exotic locales from the jungles of India, a Chinese opium den, and a Japanese circus to a full-throttle train ride under attack by Sioux and a bloodless mutiny aboard a tramp steamer.
The most popular of Jules Verne's fantastic adventure stories, Around the World in Eighty Days first appeared as a newspaper serial in 1872, much to the delight of a world already agog with recent advances in technology. Its enduring blend of comic misadventures and thrilling suspense continues to enchant generations of readers.

  

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Review: Around the World in 80 Days

User Review  - Derek Williams - Goodreads

Great ending! But you gotta read the whole book to get to it! Read full review

Review: Around the World in 80 Days (Great Illustrated Classics)

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

Keep in mind that this is not Jules Verne's original book & that it's rewritten to be simpler for younger readers. However the book escalates very quickly & the author could have put extra time to add ... Read full review

Contents

In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other
1
In which a conversation takes place which seems likely
8
In which Fix the detective betrays a very natural
20
Vtu In which Passepartout talks rather more perhaps than
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In which Phileas Fogg secures a curious means of con
39
Xu In which Phileas Fogg and his companions venture across
45
Xut In which Passepartout receives a new proof that fortune
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In which the bag of banknotes disgorges some thousands
61
In which the master of the Tankadere mns great risk
90
In which Passepartout finds out that even at the antipodes
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0ClV During which Mr Fogg and party cross the Pacific Ocean
111
In which Passepartout undergoes at a speed of twenty
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In which Phileas Fogg simply does his duty
137
In which Fix the detective considerably furthers
143
In which Philms Fogg shows himselfequal to the occasion
158
In which Phileas Foggs name is once more at a pre
165

In which Passepartout takes a too great interest in
79

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Often labeled the "father of science fiction," Jules Verne was less concerned with the gadgets of science than with its effect of people. His fantasies explored the possibilities in a way that excited the imaginations of generations of readers and paved the way for the host of writers that followed in his footsteps.

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