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One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand—whether train or elephan ...more
Paperback, Extraordinary Voyages #11, 252 pages
Published February 26th 2004 by Penguin Books (first published December 21st 1872)
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James Tivendale
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
"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 four-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 arou
Ahmad Sharabiani
(848 From 1001 Books) - Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts Jours = Around The World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages #11), Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days, is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873.

In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Jean Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

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Jun 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Well... So I do believe 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 int
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Mum, could we travel the world in the same way that Phileas Fogg and Passepartout did?"

The question propels me back in time, about three decades. This was the first Jules Verne book I read. I carried it home in a heavy school bag, in the darkness after an winter afternoon in the public library. I was ten, and I had to fill my long evenings, which started at sun set around half past two. I still remember the smell of the book, picked from the "Classics for children" section, and how I opened it
Ujjawal Sureka
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Genre: Adventure, Travel.
Publication Date: 1873

Fun and refreshing!

- A short and a light hearted read, you can go through the book in no time and the 80 days goes by in a jiffy.
- The events in the book are fast paced and so is the journey of Mr. Phileas Fogg and Mr. Passeportout.
- Is he just a gentleman trying to prove a point or a criminal mastermind on the run?
- Mr. Fogg has set up a wager with his rich friends that he/anyone can travel the world in 80 days.
- He doesn't spend time worrying ab
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: full-lengths, 2019
“The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.”
I got this novel from my cousin. It’s her course book. I didn’t want to read this novel because it’s out of my taste. It’s neither Fantasy nor Sci-Fi. But she made me to read this…

Well, this book was good. Really good. But I didn’t like it the way I should have…I just got little bored of these adventures.

It’s the story of a man named Phileas Fogg who bets his friends that he can make the tour of the world in 80 days. Th
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-german
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I usually prefer long books with lots of details and drawn-out adventures, but once in a while it's nice to read a shorter story where lots of things happen.
This is the third book by Jules Verne I've read and I loved all three of them. The story just brought me a lot of joy and it was fun to read it. His way of storytelling is simply amazing and ahead of his time. There isn't a lot I can say, it's just a nice little fun book to read in-between. I definitely recom
May 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it did not like it
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 lik
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-shelf, steampunk
The original steampunk adventure! Written while it was still called modern!

Fascinating! :)

Seriously, though... Jules Verne knows how to write a fast-paced adventure with French tomfoolery and English sprats. They're buckling down to show other multi-millionaires (price adjusted) what a *real* wager is, using nothing more than a very keen mind and a talent for reading multiple departures in the paper. (You had to be there. And you also have to enjoy a period piece, too!)

But that's not all, folks
Sep 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Have been reading this in French, and I have to say, Verne's book gained in translation, instead of having lost, if you get my drift.

This was a reread. It held up well, and in the lack of otherwise, I must credit the pleasurable, and ingenious denouement to Jules Verne.

The book must have looked drop dead fresh, pardon the oxymoron, in its debut year. As you see, the English language has borrowed a lot from the French. It has gained in richness for that.
Katie Lumsden
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this - a fun and interesting read, and more heartfelt than I expected. It's quite interesting to see a French take on 19th century Englishness, and a 19th century perspective on the world. ...more
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-we-own

Man! The best adventure work till date!

Review to follow.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh this book is everything! This is so much more than I expected!

I love Trip Fiction and I'm not sure if this is the first of the genre but it certainly has to be one of the first and it's so much more than Trip Fiction. It also has romance, adventure and police procedural genres all rolled in. Its everything.

I enjoyed this so much, my only regret is that this is not a full length novel. In true novella style there are parts where the narrator says something along the lines of, and once they arr
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book brings so much childhood memories back. My dad just to read aloud and retell over and over again Jules Verne's stories and I'm so grateful for that. It ignited my passion for reading a long time ago, as I learned for the first time that I can travel around the world through books and stories, laying in the warm room.

I can still remember the vivid images of my imagination that I had as a child listening to this story and feelings will never fade, I still felt quite emotional rereading
May 29, 2008 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
Ivana Books Are Magic
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Around the World in Eighty Days is a well known adventure story by Jules Verne. It is an entertaining novel without a dull moment in it. The characters are cleverly depicted and the story is easy is to read. The principal character is a particular English gentlemen Phileas Fogg, who likes things so predictable that he lives his life organized according to a rigid schedule and in a mathematically precise way. He is the type to fire a servant because his shaving water wasn't exactly the temperatur ...more
Jason Koivu
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Ah ha! So that's the reason for it being specifically 80 days! (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Fabian {Councillor}
This might just be one of the most fast-paced classics I have read so far.

Considering how much happens during such a comparatively short book length of about 250 pages, it's no surprise that Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days was a huge success upon its release in the form of serial installments. The plot faces considerable progress during every chapter, often culminating on a cliffhanger, so it is easy to imagine that readerships during the 1870s were thrilled to learn how this story
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rb, action-adventure
What an absolute classic - I couldn't believe it was written in 1872?! Such a light hearted and fun story. Very descriptive and slow paced, but great to listen to as a relaxing audiobook. ...more
Feb 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 ST
MissBecka Gee
To the person who suggested I read this because "it's great!"

Karlyflower *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
Jamie Collins
Nov 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Well that was rather amusing :-) Preferred the second half of the book, faster paced and more escapades!
David Sarkies
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
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Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was little, I used to watch Willy Fog (the cartoons) on TV and Around the world in eighty days with Willy Fog was a big part of my childhood. Now, reading the book, I was surprised to see that I actually remembered big parts of the story. It was like I was reading the book for the second time. Even tho I never read the book before. But I remembered those cartoons and it felt so good in a way to be right about what was going to happen in the book.
I’m a big fan of Jules Verne’s books. I gr
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