Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne

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Overview

Verne's most outrageous "voyage extraordinaire" - a hasty world tour taken up on a gentlemen's club wager! Mr. Phileas Fogg, master of precision, enters into the strangest wager ever made over the whist table - that he will circle the globe in 80 days. The news astounds Jean Passepartout, sometime wandering minstrel, bareback rider, funambulist, gymnast and fireman, now turned valet to Mr. Fogg in the expectancy of a quiet and well-regulated life. For the next 80 days, their lives are anything but quiet or well-regulated.Jules Verne preferred to call himself an author of "voyages extraordinaires." An extraordinary voyage it is, from Fogg's announcement to Passepartout that they are to "leave for Dover in ten minutes," to his triumphant return to the Reform Club at the last second!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546700005
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2017
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Jules Verne was born in 1828 into a French lawyering family in the Atlantic coastal city of Nantes. Though his father sent him off to a Paris law school, young Jules had been writing on the side since his early teens, and his pet topics were the theater, travel, and science. Predictably enough, his legal studies led nowhere, so Verne took a day job with a stock brokerage, in his off-hours penning scripts for farces and musical comedies while also publishing short stories and novelettes of scientific exploration and adventure.

His big breakthrough came when he combined his theatrical knack with his scientific bent and in 1863 published an African adventure yarn, Five Weeks in a Balloon. After that and until his death in 1905, Jules Verne was one of the planet’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, publishing more than sixty books. Other imaginative favorites by him include The Mysterious Island, Hector Servadac, The Begum’s Millions, Master of the World, and The Meteor Hunt. Verne ranks among the five most translated authors in history, along with Mark Twain and the Bible.

Frederick Paul Walter is a scriptwriter, broadcaster, librarian, and amateur paleontologist. A long-standing member of the North American Jules Verne Society, he served as its vice president from 2000 to 2008. Walter has produced many media programs, articles, reviews, and papers on aspects of Jules Verne and has translated many Verne novels, including Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics and The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, both also published by SUNY Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

The wager -- The journey -- Aouda -- In a fix -- Obstacles -- Underfoot -- 80 days.

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Around the World in 80 Days 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book 'Around the World in 80 Days' because it was exciting and it always had cliffhangers and hooks at the end of the chapters which made me want to read on. I recomend this book to evreyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that around the world in eighty days was a fantastic book. It was very exciting, it kept you at the edge of your seat and you could not bear to put it down without knowing what will happen next. Around the World in Eighty Days is definetly one of the most be loved classics in my story collection and it should be the same on youres.
Georgia Siposs More than 1 year ago
Wonderful edition, with fabulous vocabulary words. I'd recemend it for advanced nine year olds or 12-15 year olds. I repeat: Wonderful vocabulary!
Allie Fuller More than 1 year ago
Its a very fun story!love it!!!!!!!!!
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
Classic Jules Verne! This book is my favorite of his, at least so far. It's got everything in it - suspense, action, romance, travel, humor. Just read it. It's fantastic!
Davidgnp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For some reason I had never before got round to reading this classic, nor seen any of the adaptations on screen, despite my enjoyment of other Verne works, especially 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' which has resonated with me since childhood. I am glad now that I saved this pleasure to savour it all the more today.Like our hero, I was transported from start to finish of Phileas Fogg's incredible journey; before that, in fact, for his introduction by the author and his calm placing of a £20,000 wager against his friends in the Reform Club had me immediately engaged.Verne's adroit use of point of view is one example of his masterful skills as story-teller. He never permits the reader Fogg's internal perspective on a situation - instead telling the story partly authorially and partly though Passepartout or Fix, fellow-passengers with opposing views of the protagonist. As a result we never lose the sense of Fogg as an enigma (note his name), never have any advance notice of his planning, while his ability to extemporise solutions to overcome seemingly impossible barriers is our constant surprise and delight.Paradoxically, the less we know about him the more interesting and intriguing he becomes, and the stronger the bond we feel both for Fogg and those he protects. We can easily comprehend the hero-worship of Passepartout and the love interest of Aouda, for we share it.Fogg has few compeers in English literature that I can think of, though it strikes me that Ian Fleming may have had something of Fogg in mind when he created the generally imperturbable and resourceful James Bond. Verne's creation, though, for me is the greater hero, and the more memorable.
KylWeb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne's main character, Phileas Fogg, is presented with a challenge. To journey around the world, all in 80 days. Phileas' attitude towards the journey is naive, but his servant, Passepartout, is worrisome about the journey, and the various gains and losses of time on their schedule.The book takes you on a journey, around the world in 80 days, with the characters. I think that this book provides a great reading environment, as well as an overall experience. Many people have had the same as I have, therefore making this book a classic.
GabSan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Around the World in 80 days¿ by Jules Verne is about the adventures of Mr. Fogg¿s and his hired, French, hand Passepartout. After making a bet that he, Mr. Fogg, could make it around the world in 80 days he and Passepartout set out to win. I believe that Jules Verne wrote this book to show how anything is possible and even if something might seem ridiculous at first, things can turn out to be quite an adventure.In the book, Mr. Fogg is often ridiculed and questioned. He still keeps going and ends up saving and meeting Auoda, who he will later marry. Mr. Fogg brings joy because of his easiness and his courage to keep going, even though there were many challenges in his way. With his courage he is able to travel around the world in 80 days and do the unthinkable in that time.Another example would be at this part in the book were Mr. Fogg and Passepartout are charged with thievery. While Passepartout is freaking out, Mr. Fogg stays relax and bails them out. Staying calm and relaxed keeps them on their way and adds a new adventure to their trip. Through this all you¿re just hoping that they will keep their heads and keep on their way so that they can arrive on time. The last example would be how at the beginning this bet and trip around the world in 80 days seemed ridiculous but later it brought them this new knowledge of the world and plenty new adventures. On just his belief and faith that they could make it around the world in 80 days made the whole trip possible because it brought fierceness into reaching their goal. In conclusion, this book brings a new idea of sticking to an idea and following it through because in the end you will gain new stories and memories. That is exactly what happens to Mr. Fogg and Passepartout, they stuck to this insane idea and in the end got a garden full of memories.
revslick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the few Jules Verne novels I had never read until this week. The pace is the best part. Thrill/Spy novelists should read this several times to get an idea how one should pace a great action novel.
corinneblackmer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a delightful book. It bears the tone of an unflappable gentleman of the world, and the travel tour across the globe, particularly Asia, is highly memorable. There is time enough to do good deeds as well, as when a young woman is rescued from the fate of suttee in India.
matteo1121 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review of Around the World in Eighty DaysThe book, Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne is a book about a man named Phileas Fogg who claims that it is possible to travel around the world in eighty days. He then gets challenged to do this himself. This book gets more exciting and dramatic every time you turn the page.One of the main reasons this book keeps you on the edge of your seat is that you don't know if Phileas will be able to make the deadline and win the bet of traveling around the world in eighty days. Also, throughout the course of the book Phileas turns from a cold calculative man, to a more outgoing energetic man. ¿I say, you do have a heart!' ¿Sometimes,¿ he replied, 'When I have the time.¿ This quote shows that the character is still his old self partly, but he has also transformed into a warmer person. Like many adventures, money is something that drives this story, ¿A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.¿ That wager is something that enhances the story and makes it more exciting.Jules Verne has produced a number of adventure novels, but none quite like this one. This book shows just how mad adventure can be. If you love adventure novels, you should definitely check this book out. Jules Verne makes adventure come to life in Around the World in Eighty Days.
heliotroped on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure which translation I read (it was the free English one on the Gutenberg Project) but I wasn't really engaged by this. I didn't like the characters, save for Passepartout, and the trip didn't have the suspense or creativity I've come to expect from Verne.
andreablythe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Philease Fogg makes a hasty and rash bet of 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in 80 days. He immediately sets off, dragging his newly hired servant Passpartout along for the journey. He meets with many adventures and possible delays that risk preventing him from reaching his destination in time, including Fix, a detective who has mistaken Fogg for a bank robber.The film versions of this books often make this story more exotic and fantastical than it really is, turning Fogg into some sort of an inventor, who sets off in his journey in an air balloon. But Fogg uses regular means of travel in this books, ships, trains, and even on elephant, but there are no balloons. Verne did pen another adventure story, called Five Weeks in a Balloon, in which travels travel across Africa in a hot air balloon (this is on my list to read).That being said, I enjoyed Around the World immensely. Because the book was orginally written as a serial, the chapters are each vignette in which Fogg and his companions meets an obstacle and then over comes it. Verne's characters are something like caricatures, but the have enough depth to be fully entertaining.This is only the second book of Verne's that I have read, but he is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
FYI, I read this book using Daily Lit. The book was emailed to me in installments.This was a quick and fun read. Unlike many classics, Verne doesn't bother with fat language. The plot moves quickly, the characters are likeable, and the adventure is fun. Recommended.
hemlokgang on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel is light and entertaining for the most part. A delightful romp around the world, some fantastical adventures, all in the company of Philias Fogg and his valet, Passepartout. Let's see, a maiden snatched from being sacrificed, opium dens in China, daring adventures with Indians in the United States......quite a busy journey. The characters are all stereotyped by ethnicity, even if tongue-in-cheek, and the end was predictable from almost the beginning. It was okay.
birdsam0610 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I must admit that my motivation to read this book came from the book and TV series by Michael Palin (who attempted to go around the world in eighty days strangely enough in the 1980s). Palin¿s journey was inspired by this classic.As you can probably guess, this book deals with Phileas Fogg¿s attempt to go around the world in eighty days in the 1800s. Accompanied by his new but trusty servant, Passepartout, he leaves the Reform Club, London promising to return back in exactly eighty days. Armed with a book of timetables of ships and trains (as well as good luck), they begin their journey. However, Detective Fix is on Fogg¿s trail, suspecting him of stealing from the Bank of England. Add to this a ride on an elephant, rescue of a young widow, a meeting with the Sioux and a circus troupe (not at the same time) and like Fogg, this book never stops. One thing you will learn is longitude and latitude in an important but fun way!I found this book fast paced and interesting. It read like a modern book to me, I had no problems with language or dreary bits. Fogg¿s trip was interesting from both a cultural and historical perspective. Passepartout was just gorgeous with his devotion to Fogg and his journey.If you¿ve never read a classic, I suggest you start with this one ¿ it¿s short and feels completely modern.
creampuffz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When you are faced with the challenge, that no other man has been able to accomplish, will you not do your best to? If most of your fortune was at stake will you not strive to win no matter what the cost? Or are the other things that are more important than the task at hand? The book "Around the world in 80 days" by Jules Verne, is a novel that teaches something valuable that everyone should know. One man by the name of Phileas Fogg, is a wealthy man who seems to contain no emotions, a person of precision and accuracy. Because of a single bet, he must travel around the world in 80 days time, placing most of his fortune to win. With him is his new servant Passepartout a frenchman. Passepartout thought his master was a man of no feeling, yet in the end, he has seen what a kind gentleman Mr. Fogg truly is. Throughout the journey Mr. Fogg had saved a lady named Aouda, even if it were to slow down his journey he had to make sure she would be safe in Hong Kong, where she will never be in danger again. Also Passepartout has needed help over and over, yet Mr. Fogg never fails to come to his aid. Through and through helping others, and making sure they were well, was always the most important thing in this book even if the bet was to be lost. Now what do you think? Don't you think that, caring for others is important? In everyday life sometimes we get so into the fact that we have to reach a certain place for example, that we bump into people and just keep on going, without knowing if that person was okay. This book is I think my favourite from the author Jules Verne. I recommend it to anyone, pick up this classic and just enjoy!
ctpress on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My first Verne - and what an entertaining and humorous action-adventure-tale. OK, Jules Verne does not flesh out the characters so well - they are stereotypes - and the different cultures he describes are not very nuanced. But I can overlook that, because he's such a good storyteller. Here we have it all. A damsel in distress, gunfight on a train and several other events and accidents that try to slow down the punctual Phileas Fogg.
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Draw a circle that the earth!!#
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book in the beginning was ok but hrn got better
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crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Avery, age 9 This is a classic story written by Jules Verne, who has written over sixty books. He is one of the greatest science fiction writers ever. This book is a great adventure. Phileas Fogg, a really rich Englishman, decides to make a bet with some of the wealthy men from his club that he can travel in a hot air balloon around the world in 80 days. Fogg and his valet go on so many crazy adventures that are plain nonsense that you just can’t stop reading. From storms, crazy people, and weird animals, they come across a lot of stuff. "Am tailing bank robber, one Phileas Fogg. Send arrest warrant immediately to Bombay, British India." There are a lot of different translated versions of this book and I have read a couple of them now, but this one so far is my favorite. There are cute sketches every couple of pages giving readers a further way to enjoy the book. If you haven’t read a Jules Verne book, what are you waiting for? The world is at your fingertips and just a page turn away! Let the adventure begin!*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*          *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and  San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
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