Around the World in Eighty Days (Google eBook)

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Osgood, 1876
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One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.
  

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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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This is the book that started my love of travel and opened my desire to see the world. Read full review

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Contents

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Page 309 - They left their cards, and counted the seconds. At the fortieth second, nothing. At the fiftieth, still nothing. At the fifty-fifth, a loud cry was heard in the street, followed by applause, hurrahs, and some fierce growls. The players rose from their seats. At the fifty-seventh second the door of the saloon opened; and the pendulum had not beat the sixtieth second when Phileas Fogg appeared, followed by an excited crowd who had forced their way through the club doors, and in his calm voice, said,...
Page 18 - Fogg had Fallentin for his partner. As the game proceeded the conversation ceased, excepting between the rubbers, when it revived again. "I maintain," said Stuart, "that the chances are in favour of the thief, who must be a shrewd fellow." "Well, but where can he fly to?" asked Ralph. "No country is safe for him." "Pshaw!" "Where could he go, then?" "Oh, I don't know that. The world is big enough." "It was once," said Phileas Fogg, in a low tone. "Cut, sir," he added, handing the cards to Thomas...
Page 311 - No to-day is Saturday." " Saturday ? Impossible ! " " Yes, yes, yes, yes ! " cried Passepartout. " You have made a mistake of one day ! We arrived twenty-four hours ahead of time ; but there are only ten minutes left ! " Passepartout had seized his master by the collar, and was dragging him along with irresistible force.
Page 285 - sir," continued Mr. Fogg, "to ask you to sell me your vessel." "No! By all the devils, no!" "But I shall be obliged to burn her." "Burn the Henrietta?' "Yes ; at least the upper part of her. The coal has given out.
Page 294 - Phileas Fogg was free! He walked to the detective, looked him steadily in the face, and with the only rapid motion he had ever made in his life, or which he ever would make, drew back his arms, and with the precision of a machine knocked Fix down. "Well hit!" cried Passepartout, "Parbleu! that's what you might call a good application of English fists!" Fix, who found himself on the floor, did not utter a word. He had only received his deserts. Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout left the Custom House...
Page 1 - IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG AND PASSEPARTOUT ACCEPT EACH OTHER, THE ONE AS MASTER, THE OTHER AS MAN. MR, PHILEAS FOGG lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention ; an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world. People said that he resembled Byron, at least that his head was...
Page 312 - Fogg, thus kidnaped, without having time to think, left his house, jumped into a cab, promised a hundred pounds to the cabman, and, having run over two dogs and overturned five carriages, reached the Reform Club. The clock indicated a quarter before nine when he appeared in the great saloon. Phileas Fogg had accomplished the journey round the world in eighty days ! Phileas Fogg had won his wager of twenty thousand pounds ! How was it that a man so exact and fastidious could have made this error of...
Page 305 - Saturday, the 21st of December, at a quarter before nine in the evening, on the threshold of the Reform Club saloon? The anxiety in which, for three days, London society existed, cannot be described. Telegrams were sent to America and Asia for news of Phileas Fogg. Messengers were dispatched to the house in Saville Row morning and evening. No news. The police were ignorant what had become of the detective, Fix, who had so unfortunately followed up a false scent. Bets increased, nevertheless, in number...
Page 21 - That is a joke." " A good Englishman never jokes when so serious a matter as a wager is in question," replied Phileas Fogg. "I bet twenty thousand pounds against who will that I will make the tour of the world in eighty days or less that is, nineteen hundred and twenty hours, or , one hundred and fifteen thousand two hundred minutes.
Page 312 - How was it that a man so exact and fastidious could have made this error of a day ? How came he to think that he had arrived in London on Saturday, the twenty-first day of December, when it was really Friday, the twentieth, the seventy-ninth day only from his departure ? The cause of the error is very simple. Phileas Fogg had, without suspecting it, gained one day on his journey, and this merely because he had traveled constantly eastward; he would, on the contrary, have lost a day, had he gone in...

About the author (1876)

Quite possibly the most influential figure in science-fiction history, French novelist Jules Verne specialized in imaginative stories of daring characters venturing into inhospitable environments. Although Verne studied law, he was intent on becoming a successful writer and achieved that goal with a series of fantastical books that included A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, tales that inspired real-life explorers and a legion of admiring authors.


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