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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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What an adventure! Why didn't I read this earlier? I thought it was one of those boring classics you had to slog through in high school. Surprised to find this enjoyable to read. I didn't bother much with the geography bits though, and I'm glad I could read this for pleasure and not for a book report, where I'd be forced to say something about cultural/racial/religious portrayals or something.

I love how the emotional Passepartout is a great foil for the ever-phlegmatic Fogg. That was the primary source of humor for me. The part about Aouda is a bit sappy. Don't expect politically correct / round characters in this one. But all in all good fun.

Alternative moral: having wads of cash with which to bribe/pay off people is very useful when going around the world. Money makes the world go round, indeed.

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  mrsrobin | Jun 24, 2017 |
This book starts off slow, but picks up pace as the story goes on - the literary equivalent of a crescendo. The tale is of the stoic and mathematical Phineas Fogg who makes a potentially ruinous wager that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. His adventures are cataloged, and the suspense palatable up until the last moment. Along the way he is met with a variety of unique challenges, not the least being pursued by Mr. Fix, an officer of the British India company, for an alleged bank robbery. No sex or profanity. Very little violent - none graphic. I would recommend this book to middle school aged readers and older. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
My high hopes for “Around the World in Eighty Days” were dashed in eight chapters or so.

Having seen a film of this as a child, I expected a similar amount of fun and adventure, but instead I endured a tedious plot and unappealing characters. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Jun 1, 2017 |
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 |
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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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