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An entry in The Whole Story series, this is an annotated edition of the 1873 classic, printed on coated stock and enhanced by both atmospheric new paintings and hundreds of postage-stamp-sized 19th-century photos and prints. The explanatory captions (credited to Jean-Pierre Verdet only on the copyright page) accompanying the latter are largely superfluous, although they do add random snippets of historical background to the journey. It's the views of old ships and trains, of costumed natives, and distant ports of call - from Port Said to San Francisco - that evoke the tale's panorama of the exotic, just as the many lurid Verne trading cards and other spinoffs capture the plot's melodramatic highlights. A good way to put both book and story in context for young armchair travelers. --Kirkus Reviews
First serialized in a French newspaper in 1872, this is perhaps the most beloved and the most enduring of Jules Verne's novels of imaginative escapades. When Englishman Phileas Fogg takes on a bet of £20,000 from his gentlemen's club that he cannot circumnavigate the globe in 80 days or less--an unheard-of feat in the Victorian world--he sets off, with his manservant Passepartout at his side, on an series of exotic exploits and comic misadventures (Fogg is mistaken for a thief on the run by a pursuing Scotland Yard detective). An inspiration to generations of writers and readers, Verne's fiction remains compelling and thoroughly enjoyable today. French author JULES GABRIEL VERNE (1828-1905) is considered the father of modern science fiction. Among his many groundbreaking books are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870)
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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My 11 year old loved this classic, keeps you hooked to the very end.Published 24 days ago by Manicmummy
Ah! finally got round to ready this really good classic. What I expected is what I got. Wonderful stuff .Published 24 days ago by Mariap
beautiful book, lovely cover and the pictures are great also every page is thick and nicePublished 1 month ago by Monika Lis
A well-illustrated book which we read with our 7yr old grandson yesterday. he enjoyed it.Published 3 months ago by Pat45
I have got this book for my daughter(11 years old) to introduce her to classic books as this days they reed other kind of books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ale