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Around the World in 80 Days (original 1873; edition 2009)

by Jules Verne

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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1873)

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Essentially light-hearted tale about a trip taken on a wager. The translation conveyed or possibly enhanced the humour. ( )
  themulhern | Feb 6, 2017 |
This is full of adventure. It was written at a time when people couldn’t find facts about other parts of the world as easily as we can today. Even though it may not be completely accurate, it sparks an interest by showing different countries around the world. I enjoyed the trip. It highlights different people, cultures and forms of transportation. Also, there are so many obstacles and near misses to keep everything exciting (It’s a race and high stakes bet). ( )
1 vote ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
This is full of adventure. It was written at a time when people couldn’t find facts about other parts of the world as easily as we can today. Even though it may not be completely accurate, it sparks an interest by showing different countries around the world. I enjoyed the trip. It highlights different people, cultures and forms of transportation. Also, there are so many obstacles and near misses to keep everything exciting (It’s a race and high stakes bet). ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
Jim Dale (narrator of the Harry Potter series) really helped bring to life this classic adventure novel. Admittedly, I've never read the book or seen any of the movie adaptations, so I didn't know what to expect. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that there was no hot air balloon scene?! The most iconic book covers and images have always portrayed Phileas Fogg in a hot air balloon traveling around the world but, spoiler alert, that is not one of the methods used for transportation. While at his gentleman's club Fogg takes a bet that he can go round the world in 80 days. A precise, mathematical, and intelligent man, Fogg has no doubt that it can be done so he bets his life savings. Armed with only a small travel sack and his trusty French manservant, the two of them depart on the biggest adventure of their lives. Exotic adventures await them in China, India, Hong Kong, crossing the oceans, and America. Can Fogg really pull it off? And why is there a British man tailing him on this journey? A fun read for all ages. Admittedly, a little outdated in terms of racism and stereotypes of other religions and cultures, but it must be remembered that Jules Verne was viewing the world the British lens of imperialism at the time. ( )
  ecataldi | Jan 13, 2017 |
Not the best adaption in the world - large chunks of the journey are left out, but perfect for reading aloud in the car for kids. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
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Verne, Julesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benett, LéonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butcher, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Case, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colacci, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, EyvindTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malvano, Maria VittoriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Neuville, Alphonse deIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prunier, JamesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Towle, George MakepeaceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tull, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walter, Frederick PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Seven Novels by Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth / Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea / Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Tour Du Monde En Jours Le Rayon Vert by Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Das grosse Jules-Verne-Buch. Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen - 20.000 Meilen unter dem Meer - Fünf Wochen im Ballon. by Jules Verne

The Works of Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon, Around the World in Eighty Days, Short Stories by Jules Verne

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Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.
In the year 1872, No. 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens -- the house where Sheridan died in 1814 -- was occupied by Phileas Fogg, Esq.
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In the year 1872, the house at number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens - the house in which Sheridan died in 1814 - was lived in by Phileas Fogg, Esq., one of the oddest and most striking members of the Reform Club, even though he seemed determined to avoid doing anything that might draw attention to himself.
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For a bet, Phileas Fogg sets out with his servant Passeportout to achieve an incredible journey - from London to Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and back to London again, all in just eighty days. There are many alarms and surprises along the way - and a last minute setback that makes all the difference between winning and losing.

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Eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg accepts a bet made at his London club to complete a journey around the world in only eighty days.

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