Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

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For the sake of a bet, an Englishman embarks on the journey of a lifetime, in this classic adventure tale from a master of the form Phileas Fogg believes the world has gotten smaller. With the opening of a new railroad across India, he calculates it will now be possible to circumnavigate the globe in as few as eighty days. When the men at his club disagree, Fogg bets them the astonishing sum of £20,000--half his worth--that he can make the trip. Accompanied by his new manservant, the eccentric Passepartout, Fogg risks his fortune, his honor, and his life to prove the naysayers wrong. From the sands of Egypt to the jungles of India to the icy waters of the Pacific to the dark corridors of a Chinese opium den, Fogg and Passepartout use every mode of transportation possible to race from one exotic exploit to the next. Pursued by a Scotland Yard detective, derailed by a herd of bison, and attacked by Sioux Indians, the travelers never lose sight of their goal--even when they stop to rescue a beautiful damsel in distress. A brilliant blend of comedy, adventure, and fantasy, Around the World in Eighty Days continues to delight and amaze readers of all ages, long after the world of Jules Verne's imagination became our reality. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2016]
ISBN: 9781504034548
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ver
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 03, 2018

Written by Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days is a classic fictional novel. The story takes place in the 19th century, following the life of a British gentleman named Phileas Fogg. In spite of being a rich man, Fogg has a simple and monotonous lifestyle. One day, in an argument with another man at the Reform Club he is part of, he bets 20 000 pounds (worth millions today) that he can travel the world in 80 days: something which has never been done before. The story then follows his adventures around the world as he tries to win the bet in a race against time. The story has a slow start, but once it picks up, the plot becomes very entertaining. There are witty dialogues, a variety of characters, and many plot twists that keep readers wondering if he will make it back in time. I really enjoyed the book, and I would give it 4.5 stars. @Riveting_Reviews of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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becker
Aug 21, 2018

This is a sort of 19th century version of The Amazing Race. Wonderful little tidbits of colourful history and plenty of misadventure made this a fun and interesting read. For those who enjoy listening, the audio book was really well done.

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zvanstanley
Jan 04, 2018

A fun and quick adventure read, this story highlights the wonders of technology and the advancements of the (then) modern world.

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traceyrb
Aug 27, 2017

thought I knew the story but it was quite different and more enjoyable than I expected.
I found the reason for the trip strange but then Phileas Fogg was definitely living his life in a fog.
Passeportout was the most interesting character and I found the journey interesting.

Jules Verne was a very educated man who was greatly interested in the world and travel and wrote many books based on his knowledge. He was ahead of his time making the world accessible to many.

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bstudent
May 18, 2017

read very easily and with interest. not only were you excited to catch a glimpse of where it was you were traveling but you had to be careful not to waste any time and miss your connection. all the while you were constantly reminded of the theft, the bet and just who was innocent or not. very well written. moved well. kept you interest. also delt w/interesting material.

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munchie201
Sep 02, 2014

Fun! It is a fun adventerous book that litteraly brings you around the world with Passepartout and Fogg!!

The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

A classic adventure story, Around the World in Eighty Days is a fast-paced story about exactitude, daring, and romance. I have loved it since I was young but only just recently noticed the racist overtones and stereotypes that color the portrayals of peoples and places as Phileas Fogg travels around the world. While still an enjoyable, exciting read, I won’t feel the same way about it anymore.

Kdmullerspy Aug 04, 2014

Amazing book, I love Jules Verne!!!!!!!!!!

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macierules
Jan 02, 2012

good adventurous fun - but the racism/colonialsim of the late 1800s is quite shocking at times.

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melbl8tr
Oct 12, 2010

Charming tale of a stuffy Englishman travelling around the world after a wager from members of his men's club. Adapted (somewhat successfully I think) to film in 1956 starring David Niven as Phileas Fogg. Avoid the 1989 version with Pierce Brosnan as it bears little resemblance to Jules Verne's story.

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The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

“IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT RECEIVES A NEW PROOF THAT FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE”

The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

“Mr. Fogg accordingly tasted the dish, but, despite its spiced sauce, found it far from palatable. He rang for the landlord, and, on his appearance, said, fixing his clear eyes upon him, "Is this rabbit, sir?"

"Yes, my lord," the rogue boldly replied, "rabbit from the jungles."

"And this rabbit did not mew when he was killed?"

"Mew, my lord! What, a rabbit mew! I swear to you—"

"Be so good, landlord, as not to swear, but remember this: cats were formerly considered, in India, as sacred animals. That was a good time."

"For the cats, my lord?"

"Perhaps for the travellers as well!”

The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

“Why, you are a man of heart!"
"Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly. "When I have the time.”

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alg
Jul 26, 2008

A wealthy gentleman, Plieas Fogg, makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Fogg and his servant set off immediately, determined to win this race against time, Little do they know they aren't making the journey alone.... Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent.

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