Sep 25, 2020
Around the World in Eighty Days
Posted by Jules Verne Michael Glencross Brian W. Aldiss

To go around the world such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness One ill fated evening at the Reform Club, 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 establised routine of his da To go around the world such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness One ill fated evening at the Reform Club, 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 establised routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot blooded French manservant Passepartout Travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England to win the extraordinary wager Around the World in Eighty Days gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular, combining exploration, adventure and a thrilling race against time.Michael Glencross s lively translation is accompanied by an introduction by Brian Aldiss, which places Jules Verne s work in its literary and historical context There is also a detailed chronology, notes and further reading.

  • Title: Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Author: Jules Verne Michael Glencross Brian W. Aldiss
  • ISBN: 9780140449068
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Around the World in Eighty Days To go around the world such a short time and with the means of transport currently available was not only impossible it was madness One ill fated evening at the Reform Club Phileas Fogg rashly bets

    James LafayetteTivendale

    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 around the [...]


    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 interesting observ [...]


    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 and star [...]


    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 the [...]


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    1 I hated it 32 years ago and still hate it star.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 that [...]


    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 would [...]


    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 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 The Indian Princess [...]

    David Sasaki

    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 to r [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    848 Le tour du monde en quatre vingts jours Around The World in Eighty Days Extraordinary Voyages 11 , Jules Verne 1968 1289 377 1300 1335 63 1336 377 1342 189 1373 9644455010 1352 137 158 1372 171 1352 1363 172 1369 204 1374 64 80 1375 176 1375 112 1376 128 1375 136 964900226 1377 80 9645837383 1379 237 964422180 1379 150 9647406053 1380 39 9645941253 80 1383 203 9649222251 1385 146 9645760607 1388 95 9789642646371 1390 64 9786005955248 1390 59 9786005550054 1392 195 1393 232 9786002531018 139 [...]

    Archit Ojha

    Man The best adventure work till date Review to follow.


    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 inclu [...]


    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 thi [...]

    Jason Koivu

    Ah ha So that s the reason for it being specifically 80 days view spoiler Naaah, I wouldn t want to ruin it for you hide spoiler

    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, as que no podr a dejar de recomendar este maravilloso libro de Julio Verne Despu s de leerlo seguro que os entran una ganas enormes de hacer un gran viaje o tomaron un a o sab tico [...]


    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 the [...]

    Fran Sobrido

    Tal y como me imaginaba, me ha gustado mucho la historia El punto fuerte de este libro no son s lo las aventuras de Phileas Fogg y compa a, sino tambi n el hecho de que te vaya describiendo los diferentes puntos de la geograf a con sus historias, culturas y tradiciones s que es verdad que lo hace de una forma muy somera en tanto que no se detienen pr cticamente ning n tiempo en cada sitio Tambi n te ayuda a imaginar cu les eran los m todos de transporte m s utilizados en estas travesias ya que n [...]


    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 STARSEXTENDE [...]


    Una aventura con todas las de ley.Me pas toda la lectura del libro so ando despierta, calculando cu nto llevar a hacer ese recorrido en la actualidad, con los transportes modernos y cu ntos d as de margen dar a 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 d as Mientras so ar sea gratis y el futuro incierto, capaz alg n d a qui n dice Como encantarme, me encantar a

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    Laura لاورا

    Ottanta giorni meno uno Un titolo che non ha certo bisogno di presentazioni, questo di Jules Verne, reso ancor pi popolare da famose trasposizioni cinematografiche e film d animazione La storia nota un pacato gentleman inglese, il suo fido domestico francese, un caparbio ispettore di polizia, una scommessa da vincere, un viaggio in apparenza impossibile e monotono che si riveler , in realt , decisamente fattibile e avventuroso.A quasi 150 anni dalla sua pubblicazione, Il giro del mondo in ottant [...]




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    Well that was rather amusing Preferred the second half of the book, faster paced and escapades

    Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

    V, is for Verne3 StarsA 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 than the actual text would suggest It s heavily scientific jargon can be a bit much at times, and the adventure itself is interesting than exciting The motley cast of characters a staid Englishman, an excitable French servant, an American cop and an Indian maiden have such diverse and dif [...]

    Jamie Collins

    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

    The Shrinking World26 August 2016 Rouen I just noticed a little oddity with 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 of how English is slo [...]

    Ernest Junius

    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 days on [...]


    Three nights ago, I could not sleep and was not in the mood to read any of the books I was then, and still am, in the middle of reading So I decided I pluck one of the classics from the bedside bookshelf and just so happened to pick out an old favourite, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.When I was younger, and while most others my age were reading Harry Potter or Twilight, I would read Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Jack London, etc And I loved them, despite only being able to understand [...]

    [Shai] The Bibliophage

    I just remember that there was a movie adaptation of this classic on early 2000, that casts some of the famous Hollywoord actors such as Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger I never had a chance to see the said movie and now I m thinking of watching it to check if they follow the spectacular storyline of this book.I love all the protagonists in this novel even Detective Fix who later became an ally in Mr Fogg s mission to travel the world I m not very much fond of travelling but this book made [...]

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