Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
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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 tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle’s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne’s adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly reflecting on time, space, and one man’s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.


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About Jules Verne

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Jules Verne was a French writer and pioneer of the science fiction genre through novels like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and The Mysterious Island. A visionary, Verne wrote about air, space, and underwater travel long before the ability to travel in these realms was invented, and his works remain amongst the most translated, most continually reprinted, and most widely read books of all time. Jules Verne died in 1905 having paved the way for future science fiction writers and enthusiasts.
 
Published December 27, 2005 by Bantam Classics. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Around the World in Eighty Days

Book Reporter

On November 14, 1889, two women set out to do what was once thought to be impossible: make a trip around the world in 80 days or less.

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Common Sense Media

Harry is a rather thoughtless, directionless wealthy young man at the start of the book, but he finds himself through his hard journey.

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Fantasy Literature

Therefore, Fix first schemes to delay Fogg on English soil while he gets a warrant, and when that fails, decides to help Fogg return to England where Fix plans to arrest him.

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