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Around the World in 80 Days

Jules Verne

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Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne. Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit – with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever – he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days… immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible.

With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the way. But unbeknownst to him, British police are desperately seeking to arrest him for the theft of a huge sum by someone who resembles him, and they will track him around the world, if necessary, to apprehend him.

This is an adventure novel of the first water, with wholly unexpected perils, hair-breadth escapes, brilliant solutions to insoluble problems, and even a love story. And can this be? – That he returns to London just five minutes too late to win his wager and retain his fortune?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .and at half-past four she hauled up at the quays of Bombay.

Phileas Fogg was in the act of finishing the thirty-third rubber of the voyage, and his partner and himself having, by a bold stroke, captured all thirteen of the tricks, concluded this fine campaign with a brilliant victory.

The Mongolia was due at Bombay on the 22nd; she arrived on the 20th. This was a gain to Phileas Fogg of two days since his departure from London, and he calmly entered the fact in the itinerary, in the column of gains.


Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls. The British Crown exercises a real and despotic . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Well... So I do believe I saved a book's life. About to be tossed away, being a pariah of the garage sale variety, I not only took it home; I ...READ it. Aglow with endearing cliches, this is the source of plenty of adventure stories, many of which are films, comics, etc.

Verne's imagination is gran

Re-Read 12/9/21:

This read was again just as enjoyable as the first. :)

Update! 20,000 Pounds back then, adjusted by inflation and converted to today's American Dollar, would come out to be $16,593,290.

Isn't that FASCINATING? To think, to take trains, boats, or an elephant, would STILL cost 16 million

Some people will tell you this book is not an adventure, and is in fact boring. But that's not true.

If your definition of "adventure" includes more to-the-minute scheduling than it does hijinks, you will find this book action-packed. And if your idea of a good climactic fight scene involves the enti

(Book 848 From 1001 Books) - Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts Jours = Around The World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages #11), Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days, is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873.

In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and hi

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I usually prefer long books with lots of details and drawn-out adventures, but once in a while it's nice to read a shorter story where lots of things happen.
This is the third book by Jules Verne I've read and I loved all three of them. The story just brought me a lot

“The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.” I got this novel from my cousin. It’s her course book. I didn’t want to read this novel because it’s out of my taste. It’s neither Fantasy nor Sci-Fi. But she made me to read this…

Well, this book was good. Really good. But

يومه محسوب بالدقائق

"Truly, would you not for less than that make a tour around the world?"

This is the second Verne book I have devoured in two days which have both been accredited four-five stars. I could end the review at that and I would be content!

Similar to The Journey to the Centre of the Earth which I read yeste

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