Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne

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Overview

In this classic adventure story, a wealthy gentleman, Phileas 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545024102
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 97,804
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born in France. Around the World in Eighty Days has long been his most popular novel. Verne is credited with creating the genre of science fiction with such other works as Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Laurence Yep is the author of Newbery Honor books Dragon Wings and Dragon's Gate. He lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France

Education:

Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface

1. In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout mutually accept each other as master and manservant

2. Where Passepartout is convinced he has found perfection at last

3. Where a conversation takes place that could cost Phileas Fogg a fortune

4. In which Phileas Fogg astounds his manservant Passepartout

5. In which a new share shows up on the London stock market

6. In which Fix the investigator is understandably impatient

7. Which demonstrates once again that passports are no help in police work

8. In which Passepartout says a bit more than maybe he ought to

9. Where the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean cooperate with Phileas Fogg’s objectives

10. Where Passpartout gets off easy with just the loss of his shoes

11. Where Phileas Fogg buys a fabulously expensive form of transportation

12. Where Phileas Fogg and his companions venture through the forests of India and what comes of it

13. In which Passepartout proves once again that luck and pluck are partners

14. In which Phileas Fogg goes down the whole wonderful valley of the Ganges without even thinking to look at it

15. Where the bag of banknotes gets lighter by another couple thousand pounds

16. Where Fix plays dumb when he hears certain things

17. Which deals with this and that during the crossing from Singapore and Hong Kong

18. In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix go about their separate business

19. Where Passepartout grows extremely concerned for his master and what comes of it

20. In which Fix makes direct contact with Phileas Fogg

21. Where the Tankadère’s skipper is in real danger of losing his £200 bonus

22. Where Passepartout finds that even halfway around the world, it’s wise to have a little money in your pocket

23. In which Passepartout’s nose gets outlandishly long

24. During which they cross the whole Pacific Ocean

25. Which gives a brief glimpse of San Francisco at election time

26. In which we ride an express train on the Pacific Railroad

27. During which Passepartout takes a course in Mormon history at a speed of twenty miles per hour

28. In which Passepartout can’t get anybody to use his head

29. Which will describe assorted incidents that are met with only on Union railroads

30. In which Phileas Fogg simply does what’s right

31. Where Insepctor Fix behaves in Phileas Fogg’s best interests

32. In which Phileas Fogg grapples with misfortune

33. In which Phileas Fogg rises to the occasion

34. Which gives Passepartout the chance to crack an outrageous but possibly original joke

35. In which Passepartout doesn’t ned to be told twice to do what his master says

36. Where shares in Phileas Fogg are back at a premium on the stock market

37. Which demonstrates that Phileas Fogg didn’t gain a thing by going around the world—other than happiness

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