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Around the World in Eighty Days (original 1873; edition 1995)

by Jules Verne

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Title:Around the World in Eighty Days
Authors:Jules Verne
Info:Puffin (1995), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 304 pages
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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1873)

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It's Jules Verne. It's not fabulous - but it's not bad either. It was a fairly easy read. Nothing to rave about. ( )
  steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
For Christmas, I ordered an mp3 player that was pre-loaded with 100 works of classic literature in an audio format. Each work is in the public domain and is read by amateurs, so the quality of the presentation is hit or miss. This was the second novel I’ve completed (the first being A Tale of Two Cities) and like the first, the reader, though not excellent, did not detract from the experience.

Around the World in 80 Days follows the adventures of English gentleman Phileas Fogg and his man servant Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe within 80 days, Fogg having wagered a large sum of money with his club friends that he could do so. The story is set in the late 19th century, involving transportation by steamer, sailing ship, railroad (and elephant), across the Indian and North American sub-continent as well as the Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, South China Sea and the Indian, Pacific, Atlantic Oceans. As you can imagine, Fogg’s itinerary is planned to the minute and permits no lost time of any sort if the bet is to be won. Clearly, world travel in the 19th century promises no such trouble free experience.

Written by Jules Verne, I enjoyed the book, but became a little bit fatigued with the succession of last minute escapes, the contrivances of Detective Fix and the unlikely events that always kept Fogg just barely “alive” to win his bet, though the ending was good and believable (though I had already figured it out). Not a bad audio book to listen to as you drive down the road. ( )
  santhony | Mar 6, 2014 |
4 stars
A wager to make a trip around the world in just 80 days starting from London. The journey takes advantage of several types of transportation. The author describes the people and the land but also math, science and new discoveries and inventions. It was fun to read this book written in the late 1800s. A very good adventure story and even a love story. ( )
  Kristelh | Nov 16, 2013 |
Reviewed by Avery, age 9
This is a classic story written by Jules Verne, who has written over sixty books. He is one of the greatest science fiction writers ever. This book is a great adventure. Phileas Fogg, a really rich Englishman, decides to make a bet with some of the wealthy men from his club that he can travel in a hot air balloon around the world in 80 days. Fogg and his valet go on so many crazy adventures that are plain nonsense that you just can’t stop reading. From storms, crazy people, and weird animals, they come across a lot of stuff.
"Am tailing bank robber, one Phileas Fogg. Send arrest warrant immediately to Bombay, British India."
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  crayolakym | Oct 20, 2013 |
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Aldiss, Brian W.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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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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For a bet, Phileas Fogg sets out with his servant Passepartout 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.… (more)

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