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Around the World in 80 Days

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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading.
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Hardcover, Great Illustrated Classics, 240 pages
Published August 7th 2000 by Playmore Publishers (first published January 1st 1873)
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Col. Smith
I was hopeful about this book as I am a great armchair traveler. Though the beginning was promising, I started getting bored in the middle, especially when the travelers reached India and thereabouts. Reaching Japan, the story picked up, and the interest was maintained till they boarded the seven day train across America. Then the second downslide started. The last quarter was spent speed reading the book, just for the abject purpose of being done with it.
Who are the travelers? Phileas Fogg, an
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Rainbow
it's a classic, about Phileas Fogg he has a bet with his friends. If he could travel around the world in 80 days he would win 20.000 pounds! He tries his best to get everything on time and of course the fastest transportation. During his travels he meets this beautiful Indian princess, that is mistaken for a huge crime and the detective is trying to stop them during this trip. Will Phileas Fogg make it in time and win the winnings? will he get stopped by the detective and get arrested?


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Jayme(the ghost reader)
This is the second time I read this book. I liked it as much as the first time. I really liked the characters of Phileas Fogg , Passpatout, and Aouda. I thought both Passpatout and Fogg both caring men with hearts of gold.
As for Detective Fix, I thought it was rash of him to assume Mr Fogg was a bank robber just because he had money. Passpatout unknowingly befriended him. Yet, he still turns Mr Fogg in.
I really wanted Mr. Fogg to succeed in winning his bet. I thought he was a most sincere pers
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Gerald
Have just finished reading this to my son.

We both enjoyed it a lot. I've never read it - or any Verne - but I think we're going to be reading some more now.

And I'd just like to say, the language was a bit complicated at times, but it's lovely to read that to an 8 year old. Even I didn't know what some of the words meant. The world has changed since the 1870s. We didn't shirk from that. We stopped so that I could explain why Verne had written that frequently - in order to describe his colonialist
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Jared
They never do fly in a hot air balloon. Just have to point that out. I did not realize how funny Jules Verne could be. There were times when I read this book I was absolutely tickled by the characters. This book was not exactly science fiction like I thought it would be. All of it was possible while Jules Verne was alive. The railroads, and the steamships. I think that was the point. Verne could not believe how far we could go. This is a fun romp. And gives an interesting view of history in the ...more
Derek Williams
Great ending! But you gotta read the whole book to get to it!
Allison Young
This is a truly charming story. Though the plot is a bit slow in places, it contains a lot of fun detail about the world in the days when the sun never set on the British empire. Though the characters aren't the deepest, they're lovable and dynamic. I seriously love the (often copied, but at the time not cliche) character of Phileas Fogg, and the small romantic subplot is one of my favorite love stories of all fiction. (Weird, right?) And the end of the book is smashingly perfect.
Salam
Dec 13, 2014 Salam is currently reading it
I really enjoyed reading this novel, I was always keen on finding out what will happen to Fogg next, his adventures, or rather his misadventures truly stimulate ones own imagination. Phileas Fogg is first introduced to us as a cold, brilliant English gentleman, he is always precise and follows a strict agenda, Never late and never early. This all changes once evening when he decides to take a bet, to travel the world in 80 days. He bets half his wealth on it, and uses the other half for finding ...more
Héctor Iván Patricio Moreno
Es una historia escrita en un tono muy agradable y relajado, que justifica muy bien ser un clásico de la literatura de ficción. Me gustaron basante diferentes elementos del relato, la forma en que Verne describe los paisajes, sencilla sin pretesiones y que de la idea básica de lo importante para el relato, los personajes cada uno con una personalidad bien definida y las vueltas que da la historia.
Al no haber nunca visto una película o serie relacionada con este libro fue agradable ir leyendo com
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Nicky
I read this aloud to 12 and 14 year olds. Amazingly tough vocabulary, which is worth plowing through. The story had a good pace, never really slowing, and not predictable. This is a story often simplified, spoofed or referred to. It's a great reminder about why the classics are worth reading.
Alisha Bouchard
I did this as an audio book but I still enjoyed it as if I had read it. It was just easier for me to listen to it. It was interesting to find out all the things Fogg had to go through and all the adventures it went on, it was a lot more than I expected. I am glad to have read it.
Aimee
Although I was disappointed that there was no balloon ride in Mr. Fogg's adventure, I loved this book! Very suspenseful, very colorful with characters, scenery and events, and all in all a thrilling read.
Cameron Martinez
I am always interested in good literature books from the late 1800s and early 1900s, and this book didn't really change that. This book was o.k. and, compared to the movie, was 1 million times better. This is a complex piece of literature in which you need time to understand the entire plot going on. This is a good read for any middle schooler or high schooler, but an elementary school kid would be confused by the complexity and use of punctuation if this novel. I do not think this book has a se ...more
Cindy
Because all I knew about this classic was the movie poster of a hot air balloon, I waited for the balloon all through the book. Foiled again by advertising.
Karen
A quick fun read. MUCH better than the movie with David Niven
Anna
Keep in mind that this is not Jules Verne's original book & that it's rewritten to be simpler for younger readers. However the book escalates very quickly & the author could have put extra time to add details. It jumps from one thing to the next and you cannot really tell the atmosphere of the setting or the writer's tone. Everything just goes by very quickly.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*
It's so pathetic how Mr.Fogg & Aouda just get married when they get home when the book didn't really go into
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艺达 王
Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days - 冒险是一种经历

20岁生日阿娇送了两本书,这是一本,还有一半是神秘岛。这次去郑州出差在回来的路上才看完。

当看到最后他们因为少算了一天而差点错过赌注的时候,我不由笑了出来。自西向东环球,每经过一个时区,手表要拨快1个小时,这样在最后到达伦敦的时候就整整多拨快了24小时。太精妙的设定了。

80天下来,在路上的花费也基本上抵消了赌注的奖金。收获的是什么?是80天的冒险,是一个环球的游历,最终还抱得美人归。Fogg真是一个典型的英国绅士:彬彬有礼,做事情有详细的规划和安排,有责任感,勇于担当,冷静慎重。除了缺少一些黑色幽默。 如果再加上幽默属性,那Fogg就是一个完美地存在。

看到最后,我想说这不是一部冒险小说,这是一部爱情小说。旅行除了冒险的经历外,最大的收获就是美人心。也是因为爱情,他们才没错过赌注。阿娇说,是冒险小说还是爱情小说取决于你自己的出发点。各取所需。以为然。看来最近我带上了爱情的有色眼镜。

还是谢谢Fogg精彩的布局。

出去探索旅行,也是童年时的梦想。现在也会经常出去走走,去到那些陌生的地方。遇见
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Yuvraj Bhandari
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne was a really good classic novel an the story was filled with adventure, adrenaline and suspense.

The story is set in London and is about a rich man named Phileas Fogg who lives a very basic but luxurious life. But one day his whole life turns upside when he embarks on a journey around the world in 80 days with his newly employed French valet Passepartout. Meanwhile with the description of a robber matching Foggs face, detective Fix mistakes Fogg for th
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Nicholascandelaria
Sept. 16, 2014

Dear Ms.Dudding,

The book I read is about a rich English man named Phileas Fogg who is suspected to be a bank robber by Detective Fix. He bets his Reform Club Members 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in 80 days.He then sets off to Suez on the Mongolia with his new servant named Jean Passepartout. He is followed by Detective Fix and who becomes friends with Mr. Passepartout to get information about Mr. Fogg. Jean Passepartout later suspects that Mr. Fix was hired by
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Pravesh Gupta
Around the World in Eighty Days Book Review!

The novel Around the World in Eighty Days is a very simulating story because it tells the story of a man who was struggling to go around the world in just Eight days, and he had to go through a lot of struggles. Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days is a adventures story, set in the first place in Victorian England. This book is really into Western Cultural. This book really is fun when you read it out loud and its sounds better, you will only
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Alexander
I, myself have read many classical adventure books and this one is no exception. I decided to read this book after seeing my dad's recommendation. The book Around The World In 80 Days is a book about a English gentleman by the name of Phileas Fogg who has bet his friends from the Reform club that he can make a trip around the world in 80 days. On their journey Fogg and his servant encounter many problems, one of which is detective Fix who has mistakenly suspected them of a bank robbery. My favor ...more
Veronica
While I anxiously awaited word last week from a loved one travelling around Russia for 8 days, I embarked on my own journey by perusing the very entertaining Around the World in 80 Days. It was the perfect distraction, but worthy of much more than being considered a diversion.

Verne spins a tale in which the reader will become so absorbed as to believe they are a part of the journey that must conclude in precisely 80 days. A master storyteller with the ability to captivate, entertain and provide
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Megan Anderson
An action packed adventure… only you don’t realize it at first because the hero, Phileas Fogg, is a creature of habit that is focused on calculations and not the journey.

Though Verne is known for his science fiction, this work doesn’t dwell on the fantastic. It must have seemed almost like science fiction at the time, however, because a journey around the world in such a short time would have seemed impossible. The (then) modern technology of railroads and steamers made it possible for normal (a
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Samantha Brady
I started reading this book when I was younger but was not able to finish it at that time. When I started it this time I knew that I would finish it. It was better this time and I really liked the servant better then Mr. Fogg just because he was a more believeable character then the other. If I wrote this book I would have the characters more interactive doing more things and still making it back in time. The story is a good one but it needed more action to be believeable. It also needed more di ...more
Gabe
Jan 15, 2013 Gabe added it
The book Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne, takes place in the late 1800’s. The main character, Phileas Fogg, is a man much like a clock. He has the same routine, following the same time frame every day. He even takes the same number of steps to the reform club each day to play cards with his friends. The idea of traveling the world in eighty days has been floating around the countries. On paper, it can be done. That is counting on all of the trains and boats leaving exactly on time an ...more
TJ  Beaver
Around the world in 80 Days is a great historical fiction book. This book is about a middle age englishman named Mr. Fogg. Mr. Fogg makes a bet in london of 20,000 pounds that he can make it around the world in eighty days by steamer and train. So he set off on his big adventure with his three companions, a lot of money, and a motive. My favorite part of the book is when Mr. Fogg and his three companions get to Omaha by a ice boat. This is my favorite part because when I was younger I went to a ...more
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MITCH NELSON
PERIOD: 6
BOOK REVIEW ARGUMENT: PUTTING AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS ON TRAIL.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: I intend to prove that, despite being a little dated, Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne in being a great adventures book that takes you around the world for young adults. This story is told by a omniscient (third person). Phileas Fogg (the main character) and his servant bet their life savings that they can go around the world in 80 days.
There are only a couple thes
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Karthik
Around the world in 80 days is an interesting book because it is about a man named Phileas Fogg who bets to his group of men that he can travel around the world and be back at london in just 80 days. No one believed him so he made a 20,000 pound bet that he can make it around the world, in 80 days. Now in the olden days you do not have airplanes so everything was by ship and trains. Which is why no one believed him, so once they agreed Fogg goes back home and with his new servant Passepartout th ...more
Rohobot
Around the world in 80 days is written by Jules Verne it takes place in the late 1800’s. The major character Phileas Fogg, a stern and disciplined man claims that it is possible to go around the world in eighty days. He is challenged to accomplish this feat himself. Thus the major theme of the novel is the possibility of going around the globe in eighty days. Fogg manages to prove that it is possible despite all odds. This novel is very captivating making the reader eager to read it more. The no ...more
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"Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly; "when I have the time.”
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