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Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days [Kindle Edition]

Jules Verne
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'A classy new edition of a story with enduring appeal. Made me want to go round the world again.' --Michael Palin

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 355 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1936594617
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083Z6ESG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
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Jules Verne was born in Nantes in 1828, the eldest of five children
of a prosperous family claiming French, Breton, and Scottish
ancestry. His early years were happy apart from an unfulfilled
passion for his cousin Caroline. Literature always attracted him
and while taking a law degree in Paris he wrote a number of plays.
His first book, about a journey to Scotland, was not published
during his lifetime. However, in 1862, Five Weeks in a Balloon was
accepted by the publisher Hetzel, becoming an immediate success.
It was followed by Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty
Thousand Leagues under the Seas, Around the World in Eighty Days,
and sixty other novels, covering the whole world (and below
and beyond). Verne himself travelled over three continents, before
suddenly selling his yacht in 1886. Eight of the books appeared after
his death in 1905--although they were in fact written partly by his
son, Michel.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel has never been this easy. 4 Mar 2004
I really think this classic tale of travel and adventure is indispensable for any decent book collection. In comparison with the dated and crusty translations used in most modern reprints, this new edition contains clarity of expression and lively prose that kept me engrossed in Phileas Fogg's incredible odyssey around the globe. By reading Around the World in Eighty Days it is possible to recapture that lost sense of travel, characterised by crossing frontiers, improvisation and self-control whatever the circumstances. Armchair travelling it may be, but it is still much more pleasurable than the bland consumption of foreign cultures that most tourists are fed! Simply a great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the balloon? 25 Oct 2013
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Another good read from the pen/quill/whatever or Jules Verne. However, why do all the Phileas Fogg references in modern society include a balloon? For I do not believe he actually uses a balloon for any significant part of his journey. I mean, there's boats and trains and even an elephant...but a balloon? Hmmm....
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic for all ages 3 Jun 2012
By john
I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while and at last got around to it. all i can say is my god what a story! from the very start of the novel the authors wonderful writing style has you immediately intrigued by the story and the curious Mr Phileas Fogg who is introduced as the most laconic and orderly man imaginable. his routine is meticulous with a strict timetable for each day which he keeps to on the dot, he never leaves London and lives the most quite and uneventful life imaginable spending each day at the Reform club where he reads the daily paper or plays a game of cards. Passepartout, his new servant, is looking for just such a calm life but he is to be disappointed for on the day he is employed he Master returns from the club telling him to pack at once for a trip around the world.

at the club that day Fogg had bet half his fortune that he could travel around the world in an easterly direction in 80 days. in a race to save face and fortune what follows next is an amazing adventure that will have you gripped all the way through. a classic that should be read by all ages, by the end of it all that may be said is 'those Frenches sure know how to tell a story!'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Around the world in Eighty Days 12 Aug 2011
By Heena
Around the World in Eighty Days is a fascinating book set in the time of 1872. It is about a very wealthy, yet modest, man called Phileas Fogg. He lives at no. 7, Saville Row in London. Phileas Fogg is a man who never likes to attract attention, but is extremely clever and takes great interest in science and maths. With such a great mind, you would think that he is a member of a group, maybe a university; but he isn't. The only thing he is a member of is the Reform Club. Phileas is a man who is very precise and in-fact has not one but two clocks by his bedside and both tick at exactly the same second.
Being as rich as he is, Phileas Fogg, at the start of the book, searches for a servant. He is recommended one called Jean Passpartout. Phileas likes Passpartout and employs him on Wednesday 2nd October. Passpartout is a man about forty years of age. He is a tall Frenchman with fair hair.
When Phileas and Passpartout make a visit to the Reform Club, Phileas makes a bet of twenty thousand pounds to the rest of the club that he could travel around the World in eighty days using steamers and rails.
The first places that Mr Fogg and Passpartout go to are Dover and Calais, both in France. On the way there, they meet a detective called Fix. Fix has been sent out to look for suspicious passengers at the train station. This because of a Bank of England robbery that took place; fifty-five thousand pounds was stolen. He thinks that the robbers were Phileas and Passpartout as they are carrying a large amount of money. Mr Fogg agrees to let Detective Fix follow him throughout his journey, just to prove that they aren't guilty.
Next, Phileas Fogg and Passpartout go to Bombay. In Bombay, they meet (or rescue) a widow called Aouda.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not enthralling 30 Nov 2002
For some reason, I always envisioned a hot air balloon when I thought of Around the World in Eighty Days; in point of fact, a hot air balloon is about the only means of transportation not employed by Phileas Fogg in his circumnavigational sojourn (though it is given a fleeting thought by the hero at one point). Fogg is an interesting character, a man who takes punctuality to an unheard of degree. Basically, his whist partners at the Reform Club tell him there is no way to go around the globe in just 80 days, notwithstanding the fact that a detailed itinerary involving specific boats and trains promises to make it possible. Fogg immediately bets half his fortune that he can do it, setting out on his journey that very night. Passepartout, his newly hired manservant, finds himself dragged along on this historic journey. It so happens that someone matching a description of Fogg has just robbed the Bank of England of 55,000 pounds, and a detective named Fix "discovers" his robber when Fogg arrives in Suez. He wires England with the news and asks for an arrest warrant to be issued; before it arrives, Fogg is off again. Fix finds himself joining in on Fogg's epic journey, waiting for the warrant to reach him on his way, then waiting to arrest Fogg when he steps back on English soil. The travelers face many perils and stumbling blocks along their way, many brought about by Passeportout's naivete and later on by his selfless act of heroism. At every turn, Fogg finds himself in need of alternate transportation methods; he employs, among other vehicles, an elephant, a bridge-jumping train, and a wind-propelled sled. A series of uncommon adventures unfold, involving damsels in distress, Indian attacks, matters of honor, etc. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars recent historical fiction
A gentleman and his story. Will they make it or not ? A refreshing tale from today's digital stuff which is ironic considering I'm reading it on a kindle !
Published 8 days ago by G. Wright
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jules vernes around the world in eighty days is a classic glad to have it on my kindle I can keep it to read many times over ,I am going to collect my favourite classics in the... Read more
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I bought this book as I was reading the pitman shorthand version and IO got a bit confused with the lists of places etc. This book helped me to overcome this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great adventure
Action all the way, from a wildly eccentric Englishman. A great read anytime, anywhere enjoyment for the young and old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Trip Around the World with Fogg
Another favourite with my 2 boys aged 7 and 10. The reader is taken on a rollercoaster ride around the world travelling by any means possible, encountering many difference... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alison
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
It was a good story but way too much description that bored me. I wouldn't recommend others to read it
Published 2 months ago by arun kumar
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Excellent read. I don't normally read classics but this was a good introduction with a good storyline. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Published 2 months ago by RJS1981
5.0 out of 5 stars best story made
This book is very very good if you read this same book twice it would be just as good as you would have read the first time
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