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Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne

Part of the Collins Classics Series

Literary Fiction

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The novel was written in the 1870’s when newspapers were full of stories about the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the USA, the opening of the Suez Canal and the ability to cross India by rail. Phileas Fogg having seen this news has a bet with the members of his club that he can travel around the world in 80 daysand sets off with his valet Passepartout from London on a rainy day. A fast moving adventure that is still relevant to today’s traveller.

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'Phileas Fogg was one of those mathematically exact people, who, never hurried and always ready, are economical of their steps and their motions. He never made one stride too many, always going by the shortest route. He did not give an idle look. He did not allow himself a superfluous gesture.'

When Phileas Fogg wagers a bet that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days, little does he know about the epic journey that he is about to undertake. With his faithful French servant, Passepartout, Phileas Fogg embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling across four continents by whatever means he can - train, elephant, steam ship - and experiencing endless surprises and mishaps along the way.

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ISBN: 9780008296483
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008296483
Publication date: 14th June 2018
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Classics, Literary Fiction,
Collections: 50 Classics Everyone Should Read, 50+ Novels That Explore the Wonders of Asia, 30+ riveting road trip reads - Off the page and on the road,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His classics such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days cemented him as one of the most prominent figures of French literature.

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