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

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  137,482 Ratings  ·  4,138 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 195 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Modern Library (first published 1872)
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Sashia You can start with any one you want and it won't make a difference to your reading. I didn't even know they were considered a series.
Marinos 1873. You could also google it or, you know, read the description.

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James Lafayette  Tivendale
"Truly, would you not for less than that make a tour around the world?"

This is the second Verne book I have devoured in two days which have both been accredited five stars. I could end the review at that and I would be content!

Similar to The Journey to the Centre of the Earth which I read yesterday - Verne creates amazingly awesome and complex characters. The main protagonist Mr. Fogg is an obsessive-compulsive routine loving timekeeper who bets his chums at the club that he can travel around th
Jun 24, 2009 Fabian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well... So I saved a book's life. About to be tossed away, being a pariah of the garage sale variety, I not only took it home; I READ it. Aglow with endearing cliches, this is the source of plenty of adventure stories, many of which are films, comics, etc.

Verne's imagination is grand & the plot is silly and almost kid-like. But absurd it ain't. It is fun exactly because there is a topsy turvy madness to visiting places just to prove a point. It is fun because it is rife with interesting obs
Sep 13, 2013 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
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
May 21, 2008 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love grand adventures
Shelves: 1001books
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
David Sasaki
Jan 11, 2009 David Sasaki 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
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
Jason Koivu
Ah ha! So that's the reason for it being specifically 80 days! (view spoiler)
Archit Ojha
Mar 24, 2016 Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-we-own

Man! The best adventure work till date!

Aug 21, 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
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
Feb 20, 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.

Sara Kamjou
Mar 11, 2017 Sara Kamjou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ممکن است فرصتی که به دنبالش هستیم در آخرین لحظه فرا برسد.
این کتاب دقیقا مصداق همین جمله ست که از خود کتاب نوشتم. حکایت بیم و امید با چاشنی تلاش در ماجراجوییهایی خونسردانه.
داستان شخصی که در پی یه شرطبندی تصمیم میگیره دور دنیا رو در هشتاد روز طی کنه و در این راه با معماها، اتفاقات جالب و اشارات فرهنگی مواجه میشیم.
شخصیت فیلیس فاگ واقعا برای من الهامبخش بود که چطوری در طول سفر و اتفاقات غیرمترقبه خونسردیش رو حفظ میکرد و جای کاسهی چه کنم چه کنم به دست گرفتن، به فکر و دنبال راهحلی بود.
گرچه پایانبن
May 22, 2013 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!
Mar 26, 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 ....؟؟
Jamie Collins
Nov 17, 2008 Jamie Collins 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.
David Sarkies
Aug 17, 2016 David Sarkies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
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26 August 2016 - Rouen

I just noticed a little oddity with Goodreads in France: they used 'et' instead of 'and' when it tells you that people have liked a review. Mind you, they still use the work 'like' and opposed to 'aimer', which is a little disappointing, though apparently the word like, when used in the context of liking something on Social Media, has been taken onboard by numerous languages as apparently the Germans do something similar. I guess this is further evidence
Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

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
Ernest Junius
Dec 27, 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
Apr 14, 2016 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مغامرة ممتعة للغاية
نتيجة رهان طائش من شخص رزين للغاية !!
حقيقة لم أفهم لم كانت شخصية مستر فوج بهذا البرود المبالغ فيه
ربما كانت سخرية مستترة من الإنجليز .. ربما
أعجبني إخلاص باسبارتو لسيده

الرواية إختتمت بهذا الإقتباس :

وماذا كسب "فيلياس فوج" من هذه الرحلة ؟
قد تقول :
- لا شئ .
حسن جداً، لا شئ، ما عدا زوجة جميلة محبَّة جعلت منه أسعد رجل بين الرجال .
ألا يستحق ذلك رحلة حول العالم .. ؟!

أنا شخصيا لو لفيت الدنيا كلها وكسبت زوجه مخلصة تجعلنى أسعد رجل .. فهذا يكفي جدا
Jan 08, 2017 Justė rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001, 20-17, i-own
Jau senokai nebuvo aplankęs šitoks skaitymo malonumas kaip su šita knyga. Pirmiausia, tai nusipirkau naują „Nieko rimto“ knygos leidimą su nuostabiomis iliustracijomis, kurio net puslapius versti buvo gera. O tekstą, skirtingai nei tikėjausi, tiesiog surijau.

Tikėjausi tokio ramaus pasiskaitymo prieš miegą savaitei, o čia nežinau, galbūt suveikė mano nenoras ruoštis egzaminui, bet paėmusi tą knygą iš lentynos nebegalėjau padėt. Buvo paprasčiausiai įdomu, pagavo azartas – ar pavyks tos lažybos, k
Nov 17, 2015 Katerina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
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Jan 25, 2016 R * A Reader Obsessed * rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-m-m, audio
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
لقد فاز فيلياس فوج بالرهان , وقام بجولة رائعة حول العالم , فقد ركب الفيل , واشترى قارباً , واستقل العديد من القطارات وابحر على متن العديد من البواخر , وحظى بمغامرة رائعة ,
فماذا رابح مقابل عنائه ؟
حسناً . لقد فاز بإمرأة رائعة جعلته يشعر بسعادة غامرة فى حياته , أو ليس ذلك كافياً لأى رجل صالح .


الرواية جيدة جداً مقارنة بالفيلم الذى شاهدته أنا قبل سنوات عدة
الفيلم تقريباً الذى صدر عام 2004 يحمل اسم الرواية
Around the World in 80 Days
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Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent
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.
Sara M. Abudahab
Oct 20, 2016 Sara M. Abudahab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorites reads when I was little :)
Jul 17, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great classic! Fun, adventurous, chivalrous, and witty! A definite must-read. :)
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
Sarah AlObaid
Jan 16, 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
Dec 01, 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 :))
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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).

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