Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP After making an audacious wager, the wealthy and eccentric Phileas Fogg attempts a seemingly impossible feat -- to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background informationA chronology of the author's life and workA timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical contextAn outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretationsDetailed explanatory notesCritical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the workDiscussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interactionA list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Simon & Schuster, 2007
ISBN: 9781416561576
1416561579
Branch Call Number: PQ2469.T7
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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Written in 1873, man of leisure Phileas Fogg accepts a bet to prove it is possible to travel around the world in 80 days. Hijinks and adventure ensue in the Jules Verne all-time classic.


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zvanstanley
Jan 04, 2018

A fun and quick adventure read, this story highlights the wonders of technology and the advancements of the (then) modern world.

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becker
Oct 06, 2017

This is a sort of 19th century version of The Amazing Race. Wonderful little tidbits of colourful history and plenty of misadventure made this a fun and interesting read. For those who enjoy listening, the audio book was really well done.

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traceyrb
Aug 27, 2017

thought I knew the story but it was quite different and more enjoyable than I expected.
I found the reason for the trip strange but then Phileas Fogg was definitely living his life in a fog.
Passeportout was the most interesting character and I found the journey interesting.

Jules Verne was a very educated man who was greatly interested in the world and travel and wrote many books based on his knowledge. He was ahead of his time making the world accessible to many.

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bstudent
May 18, 2017

read very easily and with interest. not only were you excited to catch a glimpse of where it was you were traveling but you had to be careful not to waste any time and miss your connection. all the while you were constantly reminded of the theft, the bet and just who was innocent or not. very well written. moved well. kept you interest. also delt w/interesting material.

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munchie201
Sep 02, 2014

Fun! It is a fun adventerous book that litteraly brings you around the world with Passepartout and Fogg!!

The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

A classic adventure story, Around the World in Eighty Days is a fast-paced story about exactitude, daring, and romance. I have loved it since I was young but only just recently noticed the racist overtones and stereotypes that color the portrayals of peoples and places as Phileas Fogg travels around the world. While still an enjoyable, exciting read, I won’t feel the same way about it anymore.

Kdmullerspy Aug 04, 2014

Amazing book, I love Jules Verne!!!!!!!!!!

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macierules
Jan 02, 2012

good adventurous fun - but the racism/colonialsim of the late 1800s is quite shocking at times.

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melbl8tr
Oct 12, 2010

Charming tale of a stuffy Englishman travelling around the world after a wager from members of his men's club. Adapted (somewhat successfully I think) to film in 1956 starring David Niven as Phileas Fogg. Avoid the 1989 version with Pierce Brosnan as it bears little resemblance to Jules Verne's story.

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clarelink
Oct 17, 2008

I mainly listened to the CD book narrated (he's fabulous), but the book is SO GOOD!!

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The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

“IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT RECEIVES A NEW PROOF THAT FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE”

The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

“Mr. Fogg accordingly tasted the dish, but, despite its spiced sauce, found it far from palatable. He rang for the landlord, and, on his appearance, said, fixing his clear eyes upon him, "Is this rabbit, sir?"

"Yes, my lord," the rogue boldly replied, "rabbit from the jungles."

"And this rabbit did not mew when he was killed?"

"Mew, my lord! What, a rabbit mew! I swear to you—"

"Be so good, landlord, as not to swear, but remember this: cats were formerly considered, in India, as sacred animals. That was a good time."

"For the cats, my lord?"

"Perhaps for the travellers as well!”

The_Snow_Man Aug 05, 2014

“Why, you are a man of heart!"
"Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly. "When I have the time.”

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alg
Jul 26, 2008

A wealthy gentleman, Plieas Fogg, makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Fogg and his servant set off immediately, determined to win this race against time, Little do they know they aren't making the journey alone.... Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent.

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