Around the world in eighty days

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Institue of Contemporary Arts and the South London Gallery, Aug 1, 2006 - Art - 154 pages
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User Review  - Jonathan Asplund - Goodreads

This book is about a silent and mysterious (and rich) man named Phileas Fogg and his newly hired servant passepartout. Phileas Fogg places a bet claiming he can travel all the way around the world in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Fenerin - Goodreads

Still good after all these years. Jules Verne was amazingly far-sighted as well as being a great story-teller. Read full review


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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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