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Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages #11)

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Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions GBP20,000 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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 24th 1994 by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (first published 1873)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
1 I-hated-it-32-years-ago-and-still-hate-it star.

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A couple days ago my son and I were talking about boring classroom reading material. This reminded me that I never rated this glorious piece of classic literature. How anyone would insist that students had to mandatorily read it in the 80s is beyond me, let alone in the 21st century. A couple years ago, when my son came home with that little paperback edition and whined about how incredibly uninteresting this "gem" is, I calmed him down by saying
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Charity
Nov 10, 2008 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love grand adventures
Shelves: 1001books, faves
I finished Around the World in 80 Days today and it was even better than I remembered from my childhood. Admittedly, the version I had read as a child was the Great Illustrated Classics edition that was, unfortunately, abridged. I felt that a reading of the unabridged classic was long overdue. Shockingly enough, I still remembered the ending 20 years later.

Just the task Phileas Fogg faces in traveling the world in 80 days (in the 19th century) and the obstacles that pop up to delay his travels w
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Lyn
Dec 28, 2015 Lyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Around the World in Eighty Days was first published by Jules Verne in 1873, and was introduced to an adoring public as monthly installments.

Each chapter is thus seen as connected but with its own hooks and cliffhangers. The character of Phileas Fogg has become a stoic archetype for too cool operators in books to come in several genres.

This is fast moving and fun, still a good read over a hundred years later. One very interesting aspect of the narrative was the portrait of the American west in
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David
Jan 11, 2009 David rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Whether or not you've read the novel or watched the movie, Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is so embedded in Western culture that just about everyone knows the basic plot premise: wealthy and reticent Englishman Phileas Fogg makes gentlemanly bet with his chums that he can travel around the world in 80 days and then sets off with his temperamental French servant to do just that.

The idea for the story came from the actual journey of eccentric Bostonian George Francis Train. (Who liked
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Mark
May 29, 2008 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really neat story. It was a fun view into life about a century ago.

My only nit with it was with the particular audio book I heard: an annoying afterward that publisher felt he had to append. In it, he explained to us how Mr. Verne's views of other cultures are simply not acceptable to modern people such as ourselves, and although he has transgressed and used stereotypes of different cultures the book still has some value.

I found it unfair and unnecessary. Verne's depiction of different cultures
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Jason Koivu
Ah ha! So that's the reason for it being specifically 80 days! (view spoiler)
Apatt
Aug 26, 2015 Apatt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like five days for me really, though even that is too long for a 250 pages book. Well, it’s an audiobook and I only listened to it while commuting to work.

Yes, that is a silly intro but what I meant is that while listening to the book I often felt transported along with Phileas Fogg and crew. This is my first Jules Verne book, normally I prefer to read books in the original language they are written in because with translated books there is always an added layer between the translator and t
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Miquel Reina
I'm a big fan of adventure and travel novels, so I couldn't stop recommending this wonderful and famous book by Jules Verne. After reading it, I'm sure you will want to make a great trip and took a year off to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg! ;)

Spanish version:
Soy un gran fan de las novelas de aventuras y viajes, así que no podría dejar de recomendar este maravilloso libro de Julio Verne. Después de leerlo seguro que os entran una ganas enormes de hacer un gran viaje o tomaron un año sa
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Kathryn
Mar 05, 2009 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOTE: I "read" the audiobook version of this, narrated by the fabulous Jim Dale. I think this definitely added interest to the story, which did begin a bit dull, but ended splendidly! Dale is REMARKABLE at the characterization and voices and I think this tale is especially well suited to being read aloud by someone who can do all the accents! ;-> This version also sometimes plays music in the background, suited to the setting/culture and that was a nice touch and helped set the right tone.

4.5
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Jamie
Jan 27, 2009 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, victorian
This was fun to read out loud. The phrasing was strange sometimes, possibly due to this being a translated work, but I thought it only contributed to the book's charm. My older son particularly enjoyed Passepartout's character. We discussed suttee, opium dens, Mormons, and extradition laws, among other things.

I confess to being a little disappointed that Fogg's success was mostly due to his wealth. He essentially bribes his way around the world; a poor man couldn't have made it.
Asmaa
May 18, 2011 Asmaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
أعجبتنى كثيرا شخصية مستر فوج وكذلك خادمه باسبارتو ودفاعه عن سيده فى جميع المواقف .....وما أعجبنى اكثر هو نهاية الرحلة فهو فى خلال رحلته حول العالم لم يكسب أى شىء ماعدا زوجة جميلة محبة جعلت منه أسعد رجل بين الرجال ....ألا يستحق ذلك منه رحلة حول العالم ....؟؟
Meli
Jan 31, 2014 Meli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una aventura con todas las de ley.
Me pasé toda la lectura del libro soñando despierta, calculando cuánto llevaría hacer ese recorrido en la actualidad, con los transportes modernos y cuántos días de margen daría eso para que, visitando brevemente cada lugar (tampoco si das la vuelta al mundo da ir de tren en tren y de barco en barco, como en el libro)el viaje no se pase de los 80 días.

Mientras soñar sea gratis y el futuro incierto, capaz algún día quién dice. Como encantarme, ¡me encantaría!
Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster*


V, is for Verne

3 Stars

A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.

Around the World in 80 Days is a slim little adventurous classic that seems to be telling us so much more than the actual text would suggest. It’s heavily scientific jargon can be a bit much at times, and the adventure itself is interesting more than exciting.

The motley cast of characters - a staid Englishman, an excitable French servant, an American cop and an Indian maiden – have such d
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Katerina
Dec 11, 2015 Katerina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
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Coos Burton
El agradecimiento va al Doc Emmett Brown, porque indudablemente hizo que me pique el bicho de la curiosidad en cuanto a Jules Verne, y tras meditarlo un rato me di cuenta de que no recuerdo haber leído algo suyo. Bueno, siempre hay una primera vez, y la verdad es que en conclusión si me gustó mucho el libro. No es el tipo de género que suelo leer, pero me agradó poder variar un poco y conocer a otro autor, y la historia en sí es muy entretenida. Sin duda un clásico que no podía no leer.
R * A Reader Obsessed *
Jan 25, 2016 R * A Reader Obsessed * rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-m-m
Chosen for the specific challenge of reading a "book that's at least 100 years older than you", this surprised me in a good way.

Part history lesson, part geography lesson - I enjoyed following the prim and proper Phileas Fogg, as he traipses across the globe to win an impossible gentlemen's wager. Add in a dogged detective determined to get his man by any means possible and a loyal, overzealous manservant, and you've got quite the zany adventure. Though they face obstacle after obstacle in the s
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Ernest Junius
Dec 28, 2009 Ernest Junius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adventurous gentlemen
Recommended to Ernest by: girlfriend
Definitely classic! My girlfriend bought me this book about two years ago, considering my fondness of adventure story. I wasn't really have a chance to read it at that time, thus I had just recently read it a few days ago–and to my surprise I did "round the world" in merely less than three days.

The story sets itself in the middle of 19th century, in the very capital of England, London, where Phileas Fogg and his loyal French servant Passepartout set off on a race to round the world in eighty day
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Jessica
Jul 21, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great classic! Fun, adventurous, chivalrous, and witty! A definite must-read. :)
Jess
Sep 13, 2009 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: armchair travelers, people who miss the days the sun didn't set on the british empire, Verne fans
Recommended to Jess by: Falls into the ought-to read catalogy
Shelves: z_09, classic
While playing cards, a rich Englishman takes a bet, insisting it is possible to circle the globe in 80 days. And away he goes...

This is one of those books where I like the idea behind it more than the actual text. A race around the world with a deadline of 80 days? That sounds like fun.

As a British armchair traveler in 1872, I would have adored this. As Jess in 2009, it drags a bit. I simply don't care for long multi-paragraph descriptions of places. Frankly, I was a bit surprised to see all th
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lanalang
Dec 06, 2014 lanalang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Letto la prima volta da ragazzina, la bellezza di trentacinque anni fa. E anche oggi come allora, mi è sembrato di viaggiare insieme ai protagonisti, mi sono divertita da matti e mi sono ritrovata a seguirne tutto il percorso sulle cartine geografiche dell'atlante.
E pur conoscendone il finale, oggi, come allora, mi sono ritrovata a leggere le ultime pagine con vera trepidazione.

La quinta stellina ha di certo un valore tutto sentimentale che proprio non posso non considerare :))
Anastasia
Sep 12, 2015 Anastasia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 0-2012
Sono stanca di essere gabbata così.

Com'è 'sta storia che la classicissima immagine di Fogg e Passepartout sulla mongolfiera in realtà non esiste nemmeno ne Il giro del mondo in 80 giorni? Perché sfatare così un mito?
Si parla di tutto, ma non di ipotetici viaggi in mongolfiera.
Questo è un colpo troppo duro al mio immaginario pre-costruito.

Si spera che riuscirò a superarla.

Il giro del mondo in 80 giorni racconta dell'affanno nel vincere una scommessa fatta in un circolo tipicamente inglese. La sco
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Sarah AlObaid
Feb 02, 2016 Sarah AlObaid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 stars.
I enjoyed this very much! It was witty, it was clever, it was fun, i absolutely loved it. I thought listening to it as an audiobook would ruin the experience for me, but on the contrary, it added a certain element of excitement to it, it was almost like listening to a friend telling a very interesting, and very real story. Having said that, i do have a few minor problems with this book. I do not like the way Aouda was perceived as a weak female character in some parts of the book, desp
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Marvin
May 02, 2011 Marvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jules Verne was my first love in literature. I ended up reading most of his books in elementary school, then moved on to H. G. Wells. Verne's novels were my introduction in adventure writing and science fiction. While Verne and H.G. Wells are both batted around as the father of science fiction, I see Verne as more of a fantasy adventure writer. I think his reputation for predicting the future tends to be exaggerated as most of the ideas like submarines and rockets were already in the 19th centur ...more
Bethan
Sep 16, 2013 Bethan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regular-fiction
Although written by a Frenchman, the protagonist is the straight and phlegmatic Phileas Fogg (he embodies the British cultural stereotype), who takes up a 20,000 bet in the 1870s, to travel around the world in eighty days. He takes his French manservant Passepartout with him and they encounter adventures and delays along the way. A detective, Fix, follows them because he thinks Fogg is a thief and wants to arrest him.

It's charming, a lot of fun, and I got caught up in the race against time. I s
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Annedore Oswald
Jun 01, 2013 Annedore Oswald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spitzen-Umsetzung des Klassikers
Wirklich, von dem Verlag wurde ich bisher noch nie enttäuscht. Er mausert sich allmählich zu meinem Lieblingsverlag bei E-Books.
Nachdem ich alle aufbereiteten Holmes-Romane schon erworben habe, mache ich mich nun an Jules-Verne. Die Qualität ist sehr gut: neue Deutsche Rechtschreibung (auch wenn nicht unbedingt nötig), hunderte von erklärenden Fußnoten zu Politikern, Geschichte oder Geographie. Und die Zeichnungen alle mit deutschen Untertiteln, wie man es von den
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Fede
Sep 26, 2015 Fede rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book written by J. Verne that I read and I can definitely say that I really enjoyed it.

A nice, intriguing adventure, with representative, funny characters. I really liked the way V. described the journey across the globe, the amount of all kind of information that he was able to collect and present to his reader. Moreover, there were several plot twist that caught my attention and so it was simple to enjoy the narration throughout the whole novel.
Phileas Fogg and Passepartout w
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Tien
Dec 21, 2008 Tien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
This is the first time I've actually read this book and I am very much influenced by the movies! I was expecting hot air balloons and kept looking for the 'balloon ride' part in the book. I was very much surprised when I reached the end of the book and there was ONLY 1 mention of 'balloon'. It was only mentioned in passing. Well...

I did enjoy the book. Phileas Fogg is totally & completely OCD however I like the ending where he does show that he is not completely absent of feelings wherein th
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Laura Jelenkovich
Assolutamente meraviglioso, un vero capolavoro scritto da un grande maestro di stile e capacità narrativa. La storia in se' e' piacevole e avvincente, ma la punta di diamante sono i personaggi, i dialoghi perfettamente costruiti in modo che ciascuno abbia il suo modo inconfondibile di parlare. Hanno uno spessore ed una profondità tangibile, evidenziata da una quasi totale assenza di descrizione fisica, ma basata su una grande abilità linguistica. È proprio questo che annovera, secondo me, Jules ...more
Muhammad Galal
-- جول فيرن هو نفسُه مؤلف القصة الشهيرة التى درسناها جميعًا فى الصف الثالث الإعدادى " Journey to the centre of the earth" .
-- الكاتب يتميز بدمج الحقائق العلمية بالأفكار فى قصص خيالية .
-- الرواية كُتبت عام 1873 م .
-- لعلّ أكثر ما أعجبنى فى شخصية مستر " فوج " --بغض النظر عن هدوئه المبالغ فيه-- هو تعامله مع الظروف الراهنة كما هى ، ليس عنده وقت للبكاء على اللبن المسكوب .
-- من النقاط الهامّة والمتكررة هى أن دائمًا الوعد بالمكافأة تكون أفضل طريق لبذل أقصى جهد ممكن .
-- رواية كلاسيكية بنهاية كلاسيكية
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Birgit Kleine-benne
Noch ein Verne-Verlag? Warum nicht?!
Bin doch angenehm überrascht. Diese Version von „In 80 Tagen …“ ist bei Weitem die beste digitale Version, die ich kennen: Neue Deutsche Rechtschreibung und dennoch die alte Erstübersetzung, vernünftig aufbereitete Zeichnungen mit kleinen Untertitelungen und – vor allem Hunderte von erklärenden Fußnoten: zu britischen Politikern, Künstlern oder Konchrezepten, zu Ortschaften oder Religionen. Wirklich, eine prima Arbeit. (Auch wenn ich natürlich die Geschichte s
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Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa
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