Around the World in Eighty Days (Collins Classics)

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HarperCollins UK, Jun 3, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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'Phileas Fogg was one of those mathematically exact people, who, never hurried and always ready, are economical of their steps and their motions. He never made one stride too many, always going by the shortest route. He did not give an idle look. He did not allow himself a superfluous gesture.'

When Phileas Fogg wagers a bet that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days, little does he know about the epic journey that he is about to undertake. With his faithful French servant, Passepartout, Phileas Fogg embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling across four continents by whatever means he can - train, elephant, steam ship - and experiencing endless surprises and mishaps along the way.

 

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User Review  - shishi - 読書メーター

The reason I read this book was because I found it in my house.This is written in easy English also, so I could read it with fun again. Maybe this story is unrealistic now. but I could enjoy the thrill. I like Passepartout. He is charming, Read full review

Exhilarating, absorbing story!

User Review  - Trevor - Borders

Phileas Fogg is a rich member of the Reform Club, who is always very precise on time. A lot of money had been stolen from a bank, and Phileas was blamed, so he left on a journey. He believes that by ... Read full review

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Victor Marie Hugo (1802–1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement and is considered one of the greatest French writers. Hugo’s best-known works are the novels Les MisÚrables, 1862, and The Hunchbak of Notre-Dame, 1831, both of which have had several adaptations for stage and screen.

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