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Author: Jules Verne
ISBN13: 978-1112582721
Title: Around the World in Eighty Days [1906]
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Publisher: Cornell University Library (December 15, 2009)
Pages: 356

Around the World in Eighty Days [1906] by Jules Verne



Home Browse Books Book details, Around the World in Eighty Days. Around the World in Eighty Days. Read FREE! Around the World in Eighty Days. MR. PHILEAS FOGG lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814

by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. Publication date 1906. Publisher New York, C. Scribner's sons. Collection library of congress; americana. Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation. Contributor The Library of Congress. Pagination skips due to plates in book. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t48q1h152. Identifier bib 00022784377.

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Jules Verne is the master of classic adventure tales. Around the World in Eighty Days is just more proof that his excellent writing skills put the readers right in the book with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Because of a bet by his friends, Phileas sets out to get all the way around the world in eighty days.

Home Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days. Around the World in Eighty Days, . 6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37. Chapter XXV. In which a slight glimpse is had of san francisco. He had not proceeded two hundred steps, however, when, "by the greatestchance in the world," he met Fix. The detective seemed wholly taken bysurprise. What! Had Mr. Fogg and himself crossed the Pacifictogether, and not met on the steamer! At least Fix felt honoured tobehold once more the gentleman to whom he owed so much, and, as hisbusiness recalled him to Europe, he should be delighted to continue thejourney in such pleasant company.

Listen to streaming audio of Around the World in Eighty Days audiobook and download all Jules Verne audiobooks in MP3,and M4B formats for free from our library. This is a public domain audiobook narrated by Librivox volunteers around the world. M. recision" Professor Phileas Fogg takes on almost the impossible challenge of circumnavigating the world within 80 days against a ransom money of £20,000. Nothing will exempt them from extending the journey time including natural disasters, legal hurdles of traveling through different countries with strict rules of a foreigner entering their country.

The Extraordinary Journeys. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by WILLIAM BUTCHER. Despite everything, Verne wrote to his publisher Jules Hetzel that Around the World was amusing him: ‘I have put aside worrying about the play, and. as regards the book, I often deviate from the plan drawn up by Cadol and myself. The same outline served in fact for the writing of a play entitled 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.

Originally published in 1906. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
Reviews: 7
Ahieones
Now I know why this is a classic. Thought I'd give some of the classics a try and picked this one. I think they made a Disney movie of it but I never saw that one. So I didn't know what to expect. Was very pleasantly surprised, great characters and an exciting story that had me hooked right from the start and kept me reading late a couple of nights as I had to know how it would turn out. I'll be checking out the author's other works as well.
Dibei
This was one classic I just didn't get around to reading for the longest time -- I was familiar with its premise and had even seen bits and pieces of the mediocre Jackie Chan film based on it, but never actually read it myself. Ironically, I ended up finally picking up the book on a trip of my own, and read it on the plane. And while it comes across as a travelogue of its era at times, it's an entertaining story nonetheless, and a testament to one man's determination to traverse the globe in 80 days.

Phileas Fogg is a practical, logical man with very predictable habits... so it comes across as a shock to both his newly hired servant, Passepartout, and the gentlemen's club he belong's to when he takes up a wager that will have him seeking to circumnavigate the world in no fewer than 80 days! With the long-suffering but eager to please Passepartout and a lovely Indian woman in tow, Fogg sets out to circle the world by train, steamship, elephant, sled, and any other means he can. But his journey is not without its mishaps or complications... the worst being a detective who suspects the journey is a ploy by Fogg to get away with a crime, and seeks to stop his journey at all costs...

The writing in this book can come across as a little stilted, especially to modern-readers. I attribute this partly to the common writing style of the time period and partly to the fact that this book is a translation -- often writing styles get lost in the shift from one language to the next. The story still manages to move at a fairly steady pace, though occasionally it gets bogged down in odd places. The story comes to a screeching halt at one point to deliver a history of the Mormon church in Utah, for example -- interesting, but hardly pertinent to the story -- and at other points pauses to make copious notes about the geography and architecture of wherever they happen to be. This makes it come across almost as a travelogue at times.

Fogg is a hard character to get to like at first -- so logical and seemingly without feeling that he's hard to relate to. His valet, Passepartout, is a much more relatable character, a hapless everyman dragged along in his master's footsteps but still willing to please. And as the story progresses Fogg reveals a warmer side to his personality, and gradually shows himself to be heroic as well as determined and not without sympathy toward others. And even Fix, the detective doggedly pursuing Fogg and his servant, is shown to be a decent character just trying to do justice as he sees it. The Indian woman who travels with them for much of the trip has little personality of her own, though -- she seems tossed in just to serve as a romantic interest. Ah well.

Also, a few bits included in this book are a little harsher in hindsight. An offhand remark about the number of bison blocking the train tracks and wishing they could just shoot them all can make the reader wince when they realize that bison were nearly driven to extinction in just such a manner...

While a little dated and slow to start, "Around the World in 80 Days" is still an entertaining adventure story, and while today one can traverse the world in a much shorter time, this is still a fascinating look at how it was done in centuries' past. And it's certainly a LOT better than the Jackie Chan film...
Dilkree
A much enjoyed classic of Jules Verne. Though, I have found Butcher translations of Verne not the best version of translations. Butcher , in my opinion, does not ‘hold true’ to basic commonly used verbiage. He uses MANY words when he could have and should have used fewer. (In other words, he is long winded). Again, this is just my opinion on That topic. On the whole, a very very good book .
Landamath
This is the original version with a few corrections in grammar or spelling.

I bought this to compare it to Michael Todd's movie of the same name. An informational video I had seen about the movie made some extravagant claims, so I bought this to check out those claims. Todd had wanted the cast as you see them because they fit Verne's description. The book proved that. Todd had wanted most everything that the book has (all of the story line). It does. Then on top of that, the story is truly wonderful. It is upliftting and fun at times, and harrowing and suspenseful at others. I was very pleased with this book. You will be too, especiallyu if you've seen Michael Todd's production of this in his 1950s movie. Hell. Buy this book and buy the movie too. Both are delightfully entertaining!
Lamranilv
I loved this book so much! Phileas Fogg makes a wager he can travel the world in 80 days. The book follows his journey, which is so fun. Along the way he travels by train, boat, elephant, and more. The dialogue is excellent, and the story is so fun!

I would recommend this book to pretty much everyone. It's a classic adventure story. Who doesn't love a good adventure? The plot is fast-paced, and the dialogue is well-written. The book is also very descriptive, which makes the journey seem very believable.

Phileas is such a great English hero. He never gets flustered or shows worry. He just does what he has to do to succeed. Passpartout, his servant, is a great character, too. He doesn't initially want to travel the world, but he quickly becomes very enthusiastic for the journey.
energy breath
FYI: There are TWO free public domain editions of this wonderful Jules Verne novel currently available in the Kindle Store. One is under the most common title AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and is translated by George Makepeace Towle (though his name does not always appear and, in error, is sometimes listed as "anonymous"); the other -- this one -- is under the less common title 'ROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and is translated by Henry Frith. Both are technically accurate (enough) renderings of Verne's French into the English language, but Towle's version is a tad smoother and easier to read than Frith's whose English syntax tends to be occasionally stilted and choppy. Therefore, I would advise any prospective reader of this public domain freebie by Frith to still download it, but to ALSO download the other free public domain version (that is by Towle but not identified as such); read the first few pages of each and decide which of the two you will wish to continue reading from start to finish. I strongly suspect you will prefer Towle (5-stars) over Frith (4-stars). But whichever one you choose, Verne's tale is terrific, and for more than a few pleasant hours you will find yourself vicariously traveling around the world with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout.