Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (£2,075,400 in 2017) set by his friends at the Reform ...
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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.
Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while ...
Mar 4, 2013 ... Around the World in 80 Days. by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. Topics Fogg, Phileas-- (Literary character), Adventure stories, Voyages, Imaginary -- Fiction, Voyages around the world -- Fiction, LIT, LIT.UP, C3, UP, Chapter Books (Long). Collection bell_literature; bell; additional_collections. Language English.
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 ... 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 ...
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Around the World in 80 Days. The book shows its influence, for it has what are called 'roles' and 'scenes', stage-like entrances and exits, extensive use of dialogue, Moliéresque master-and-servant relationships, and humorous reversals of situations. The novel opens with a virtuoso presentation of one Phileas Fogg, about.
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