Around the World in Eighty Days

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Courier Dover Publications, 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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A very good adventure story and even a love story. - LibraryThing
The pace is the best part. - LibraryThing
Although I like the premise--going around the world. - LibraryThing
And, a surprise ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Although I like the premise--going around the world. However, it felt more like Verne portraying England as amazing and everywhere else...not. This includes showing barbaric rituals and getting into ... Read full review

Review: Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages #11)

User Review  - Joshua Rigsby - Goodreads

Jules Verne is best known for his science fiction, but this work was set entirely in reality, based around a technological marvel that promised a thrilling new era of travel, adventure, and ... Read full review

Contents

In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other
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In which a conversation takes place which seems likely
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In which Fix the detective betrays a very natural
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Vtu In which Passepartout talks rather more perhaps than
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In which Phileas Fogg secures a curious means of con
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Xu In which Phileas Fogg and his companions venture across
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Xut In which Passepartout receives a new proof that fortune
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In which the bag of banknotes disgorges some thousands
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In which the master of the Tankadere mns great risk
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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
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In which Passepartout undergoes at a speed of twenty
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In which Phileas Fogg simply does his duty
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In which Fix the detective considerably furthers
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In which Philms Fogg shows himselfequal to the occasion
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In which Phileas Foggs name is once more at a pre
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In which Passepartout takes a too great interest in
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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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