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Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics)
Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics)
by Jules Verne
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Travelling has never been so comfortable, 5 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.


Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics)
Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics)
by Jules Verne
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.83

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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