Around the World in 80 Days: With 65 Illustrations and a Free Audio File.

Around the World in 80 Days: With 65 Illustrations and a Free Audio File.

by Red Skull Publishing, Jules Verne

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Overview

Phileas Fogg is a perfectionist in every aspect of his life. He is a mathematically exact person who has never hurried anything, and will never take two steps when it can be accomplished in one. Fogg is a rich English gentleman and bachelor living in solitude at Number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens, London in 1872. Despite his wealth, which is roughly £3,000,000 in today money, he lives a modest life. Then everything changes when he makes a wager in the Reform Club, stating he can travel around the world within only 80 days betting the equivalent of £1,500,000.

Little does he realize what he has just let himself in for? With his faithful French servant, Passepartout, he embarks upon an epic journey travelling across four continents by trains, steam ships, a fighting elephant, a land-ship, and many other unique means of transportation while getting attacked by Indians, and disrupting sacrificial rituals, surviving collapsing bridges, hungry wolves, and fist fights, and numerous other mishaps and surprises along the way.

He is also being followed by Detective Fix; a man convinced Fogg is a cunning thief who stole from the Bank of England, and is now fleeing the country with the money.

Fogg leaves London by train at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due back at the Reform Club at the same time 80 days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.

Fogg's character starts off stiff upper-lipped and precise; however, as the novel goes on the very icy man begins to thaw. He begins to place the importance of friendship and love above everything else. In the end, he is willing to risk losing the bet in order to personally help a friend, and is he starting to fall in love?

Highlights of this edition are:

• A free online audio file of the complete book. (Downloadable).
• 65 illustrations and photos.
• It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Nook reader.
• An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the Nook menu.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Nook's Text-to-Speech features.
• Plus About the Author section.
• 405 pages in the Nook format.

This book is unabridged and appears as it was first intended, along with 56 original illustrations. First published in 1873.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149815975
Publisher: Red Skull Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 346
File size: 931 KB

About the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (8th February 1828 – 24th March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

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