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Around the World in 80 Days

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Jules Verne’s career as a novelist began in 1863, when he struck a new vein in fiction—stories that combined popular science and exploration. In Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days—and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant, Passepartout. Traveling by train, steamship, sailboat, sledge, and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks, and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard to win the extraordinary wager. Combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time, Around the World in Eighty Days gripped audiences upon its publication and remains hugely popular to this day.

  • Introduction by acclaimed science fiction writer Brian Aldiss
  • Includes chronology, suggestions for further reading, and explanatory notes

Synopsis:

One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passpartout. Overcoming setbacks they race against the clock.

Synopsis:

This Penguin Classic offers a stirring, new tanslation of the ever-popular adventure story.

About the Author

Jules Verne, born at Nantes, France, in 1828, of legal and seafaring stock, was the author of innumerable adventure stories that combined a vivid imagination with a gift for popularizing science. Although he studied law at Paris, he devoted his life entirely to writing. His most popular stories, besides 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), include: Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), A Trip to the Moon (1865), Around the World in Eighty Days (1872), and Michael Strogoff (1876). In addition, he was the author of a number of successful plays, as well as a popular history of exploration from Phoenician times to the mid-nineteenth century, The Discovery of the Earth (1878-80). After a long and active career in literature, Jules Verne died at Amiens, France, in 1905.

Michael Glencross has written widely on nineteenth-century French literature and culture.

Michael Glencross has written widely on nineteenth-century French literature and culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449068
Translator:
Glencross, Michael
Introduction:
Aldiss, Brian
Translator:
Glencross, Michael
Introduction by:
Aldiss, Brian
Introduction:
Aldiss, Brian
Author:
Glencross, Michael
Author:
Verne, Jules
Author:
Aldiss, Brian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.88x5.08x.70 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passpartout. Overcoming setbacks they race against the clock.
"Synopsis" by , This Penguin Classic offers a stirring, new tanslation of the ever-popular adventure story.

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