Around the World in 80 Days

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Author: Jules Verne
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,465 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.6
LoC Category: PQ
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 43,148
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Origin: gutenberg.org

Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days to win a £20,000 wager set by members of the Reform Club. (An unabridged reproduction of the original 1873 Hetzel edition.)

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and sat down to the Pall Mall at twenty minutes before six. Half an hour later several members of the Reform came in and drew up to the fireplace, where a coal fire was steadily burning. They were Mr. Fogg's usual partners at whist: Andrew Stuart, an engineer; John Sullivan and Samuel Fallentin, bankers; Thomas Flanagan, a brewer; and Gauthier Ralph, one of the Directors of the Bank of England-- all rich and highly respectable personages, even in a club which comprises the princes of English trade and finance.

"Well, Ralph," said Thomas Flanagan, "what about that robbery?"

"Oh," replied Stuart, "the Bank will lose the money."

"On the contrary," broke in Ralph, "I hope we may put our hands on the robber. Skilful detectives have been sent to all the principal ports of America and the Continent, and he'll be a clever fellow if he slips through their fingers."

"But have you got the robber's description?" asked Stuart.

"In the first place, he is no robber at all," returned Ralph

Reviews

Average Rating of 4.4 from 8 reviews: *****
2012.11.16
Harsh
***..

I have yet to read a Jules Verne novel. I should relaly get on that, as I have a feeling I'd love them.I only got into audio books last year, and I'm so glad I did. Household chores are something I look forward to now, when I have a good audio book on the go!

2012.04.13
Yunika
*****

A really exciting book. Specially when you're getting to the end. unexpected ending really entertaining. It's amazing that someone can write books that can keep people reading centuries after its written

2012.03.22
bhold
***..

It was good and I recommend it, yet a little disappointing. I think this is one of those cases where the movie is better than the original book.

Passepartout is the most interesting and fully developed character in the book. The robotic Fogg - although brave and determined - not so much.

2011.07.30
Paul Hatton
*****

Finally have gotten around to reading a Jules Verne novel. Absolutely riveting read from beginning to end, the various films made just don\'t do it justice and am now looking forward to reading more of this authors works

for a very long time i happen to have heard about this novel, but when i came across it here it was much more than what i had expected. what fascinated me the most about the novel was not much the storyline or the eccentricities of Fogg, but the crafty way the story was woven to the achieve the desired outcome.

2007.03.05
Arieyle Des
*****


What do you ask me about around the
world in 80 days?It is a very fantastic ,marvelous and adventourous trip of mr. fogg even it is just for an assignment i always borrow it to read and the servant i cant belive what a disaster but i also thank hi because with out him mr.fogg couldnt find the girl for him

2007.02.07
Shay Stephens
*****

Wonderful! It starts slow and placid, just like Mr. Fogg. But then things begin to pick up steam. The adventure and dangers never cease up to the very end when all explodes in a crescendo.

Along the way, a colorful portrait is painted of the world as it was back then. And at each point, Mr. Fogg's character is revealed by bits and pieces. His companions do much of the emoting for him, as he is a rock of placid confidence regardless of the danger to failure.

In the end, you can't help but to love Mr. Fogg, his loyal servant that sacrifices all, and other characters that enter the story along the way.

The book may take some patience at first, but you are soon rewarded, and the ending pays for all.

2005.08.08
Rob
****.

An exciting romp around the world. You have to imagine what the world was like in the era of steam and telegraphs to really get the feel of the book, but the excentric Mr. Fogg leads his growing group of unlikely travelers from train to ship to train to elephant and through many ingenious twists to try and win a wager.


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