The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

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Belford, Clarke & Company, 1887 - French fiction - 320 pages
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Thhis book is in very bad shape and needs to bew rescanned without thumbs and fingers on the pages. Needs higher dpi too it is a smsall book.

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I love this book! And the evidence of bookworms on the scanned pages (not fingers, as believed by another reviewer)only adds to the experience. One could easily read the text-only version, but this is far better, in my old-fashioned opinion. Also, I loved critiquing the 19th century viewpoint on many subjects, esp Mormons and Indians (both Eastern and American). And I find myself fascinated by the flow of Mr. Verne's 19th century English. I've clipped several passages which include interesting words and turns of phrase. Here's one: "It is seen that the aforementioned Fix was not wanting in a certain amount of self conceit." (page 41). All in all, a great way to read a classic book whilst living a modern lifestyle. 

Contents

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II
2
IV
7
V
18
VI
23
VII
28
IX
35
X
39
XXVIII
146
XXX
156
XXXI
168
XXXII
178
XXXIV
188
XXXV
197
XXXVII
207
XXXVIII
215

XI
45
XII
53
XIV
61
XV
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XVII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXIII
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XXIV
119
XXVI
128
XXVII
135
XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
274
XLVII
286
XLVIII
291
L
299
LII
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Page 115 - Bengal was favourable to the steamer's progress. The Rangoon soon sighted the great Andaman, the principal one of the group of islands, which is distinguished by navigators at a great distance by the picturesque Saddle Peak Mountain, two thousand four hundred feet high. They kept pretty close to the coast. The savage Papuans of the island did not show themselves. They are beings in the lowest grade of humanity, but they have been wrongfully called cannibals. The panoramic development of this island...
Page 89 - What madness !" and now he repeated, " Why not, after all ? It is a chance, perhaps the only one, and with such brutes — " At all events, Passepartout did not put his thought into any other shape, but he was not slow in sliding down, with the ease of a snake, on the lower branches of the tree, the end of which bent toward the ground. The hours were passing, and soon a few less sombre shades announced the approach of day.

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