Around the World in Eighty Days

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Courier Corporation, 2000 - Fiction - 170 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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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
27
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
51
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
96
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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Jules Verne started out composing librettos, but the French-born author's passion for travel and exploration compelled him to turn to adventure tales, creating the prototype for today's science fiction. One of the most translated authors in the world, Jules Verne is best known for his classics, "Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, "and "Around the World in Eighty Days."

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