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Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne

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Series: The Extraordinary Voyages (11)

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In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg has many adventures as he tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.

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When we started watching the new Masterpiece television series I mentioned to The Hubster that I’d never read the book. He said that it was one of the few books he read in school that he remembered enjoying. Fortunately an ebook edition was available at the library so I was able to download the book that very evening.

I’m kind of baffled why I’ve never read this before now. It was fun and entertaining. It’s quite different from the TV adaptation but I knew that going in. I enjoyed reading about Fogg and Passepartout’s adventures. Fogg is an odd character and I sort of envisioned him as David Tennant throughout the book. The part where he’s unaware that he’s being followed and is suspected of being a thief was fun. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 1, 2022 |
My very first read of a Jules Verne classic, and I found it quite enjoyable. Very light hearted, and totally adventurous. Phineas Fogg was one of the main characters, and very determined, in wanting to get around the world in just 80 days. And I found his loyal servant Passpartout quite captivating. Many occurrences happened along the way, and it was interesting to see how they wrangled themselves out of each situation. ( )
  deaflower | Feb 8, 2022 |
It's easy to see why it's a classic book; the framework of Around the World in 80 Days is great, a rousing adventure that shows various distinct places in the world in 1872, with an added police pursuit for complication. It's also easy to see why it is significantly modified in more modern filmed versions, as it is steeped in colonialism with an absolutely vapid main character and one major female character who is there to be rescued and adore the vapid main character. That said, after the first few chapters of info dump, it's a very fast read because of the pace of the action. ( )
  ladycato | Feb 5, 2022 |
Read it to understand why it is a classic. ( )
  jtsolakos | Feb 4, 2022 |
Lively translation, although Butcher's notes are less helpful than they could be. ( )
  AstonishingChristina | Jan 20, 2022 |
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Verne, JulesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benett, LéonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butcher, WilliamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Case, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colacci, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coumans, KikiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frith, HenryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Geisler, GiselaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gill, TomIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glencross, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hübner, SabineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacques, RobinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, EyvindTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, T. LlewTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keller, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, MercierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malvano, Maria VittoriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neuville, Alphonse deIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prunier, JamesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Mark F.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Szecskó, TamásIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Towle, George MakepeaceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tull, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verral, CharlesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walter, Frederick PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Young, G. B.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.
(William Butcher's translation).
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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This LT work should be the complete text of Jules Verne's 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Please do not combine it with any abridgements, adaptations, young readers' versions, pop-up books, graphic novels, annotated editions, multi-title compendiums, single volumes of a multi-volume edition, or other, similar works based on the original. Thank you.
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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014044906X, 0141035870, 0141194766, 0141331259

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Editions: 140010131X, 140010906X

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