Round the World in Eighty Days / Edition 1

Round the World in Eighty Days / Edition 1

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by Jules Verne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582275059

ISBN-13: 9780582275058

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

A fastidious English gentleman makes a remarkable wager - he will travel around the world in eighty days or forfeit his life's savings. Thus begins Jules Verne's classic 1872 novel, which remains unsurpassed in sheer story-telling entertainment and pure adventure. Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Jean Passepartout, embark on a fantastic journey into a world

Overview

A fastidious English gentleman makes a remarkable wager - he will travel around the world in eighty days or forfeit his life's savings. Thus begins Jules Verne's classic 1872 novel, which remains unsurpassed in sheer story-telling entertainment and pure adventure. Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Jean Passepartout, embark on a fantastic journey into a world filled with danger and beauty - from the exotic shores of India, where the heroic travelers rescue a beautiful Raja's wife from ritual sacrifice, to the rugged American frontier, where their train is ambushed by an angry Sioux tribe. Fogg's mission is complicated by an incredible case of mistaken identity that sends a Scotland Yard detective in hot pursuit. At once a riveting race against time and an action-packed odyssey into the unknown, Around the World in Eighty Days is a masterpiece of adventure fiction that has captured the imaginations of generations of readers - and continues to enthrall us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582275058
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Longman Fiction Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

IIn Which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout Accept Each Other, the One as Master, the Other as Servant9
IIIn Which Passepartout Is Convinced That He Has at Last Found His Ideal14
IIIIn Which a Conversation Takes Place Which Seems Likely to Cost Phileas Fogg Dear18
IVIn Which Phileas Fogg Astounds Passepartout, His Servant26
VIn Which a New Species of Bonds Appears on the London Exchange30
VIIn Which Fix, the Detective, Betrays a Very Natural Impatience34
VIIWhich Once More Demonstrates the Uselessness of Passports as Aids to Detectives39
VIIIIn Which Passepartout Talks Rather More, Perhaps, Than Is Prudent43
IXIn Which the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean Prove Propitious to the Designs of Phileas Fogg48
XIn Which Passepartout Is Only Too Glad to Get Off With the Loss of His Shoes54
XIIn Which Phileas Fogg Secures a Curious Means of Conveyance at a Fabulous Price60
XIIIn Which Phileas Fogg and His Companions Venture Across the Indian Forests, and What Ensues69
XIIIIn Which Passepartout Receives a New Proof That Fortune Favors the Brave77
XIVIn Which Phileas Fogg Descends the Whole Length of the Beautiful Valley of the Ganges Without Ever Thinking of Seeing It84
XVIn Which the Bag of Bank Notes Becomes Lighter by Thousands of Pounds91
XVIIn Which Fix Does Not Seem to Understand in the Least What Is Said to Him98
XVIIShowing What Happens on the Voyage From Singapore to Hong Kong104
XVIIIIn Which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix Each Goes About His Business110
XIXIn Which Passepartout Takes Too Great an Interest in His Master, and What Comes of It115
XXIn Which Fix Comes Face to Face With Phileas Fogg123
XXIIn Which the Master of the Tankadere Runs Great Risk of Losing a Reward of Two Hundred Pounds130
XXIIIn Which Passepartout Finds Out That, Even at the Antipodes, It Is Convenient to Have Some Money in One's Pocket139
XXIIIIn Which Passepartout's Nose Becomes Outrageously Long147
XXIVDuring Which Mr. Fogg and Party Cross the Pacific Ocean154
XXVIn Which a Slight Glimpse Is Had of San Francisco161
XXVIIn Which Phileas Fogg and Party Travel by the Pacific Railroad168
XXVIIIn Which Passepartout Undergoes, at a Speed of Twenty Miles an Hour, a Course of Mormon History174
XXVIIIIn Which Passepartout Does Not Succeed in Making Anyone Listen to Reason181
XXIXIn Which Certain Incidents Are Narrated Which Are Only to Be Met With on American Railroads190
XXXIn Which Phileas Fogg Simply Does His Duty198
XXXIIn Which Fix, the Detective, Considerably Furthers the Interests of Phileas Fogg206
XXXIIIn Which Phileas Fogg Engages in a Direct Struggle With Bad Fortune213
XXXIIIIn Which Phileas Fogg Shows Himself Equal to the Occasion218
XXXIVIn Which Phileas Fogg at Last Reaches London227
XXXVIn Which Phileas Fogg Does Not Have to Repeat his Orders to Passepartout Twice231
XXXVIIn Which Phileas Fogg's Name Is Once More at a Premium on 'Change237
XXXVIIIn Which It Is Shown That Phileas Fogg Has Gained Nothing by His Tour Around the World, Unless It Be Happiness242
Afterword246

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Round the World in Eighty Days 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a question did a kid wright the otjer review if so did you even read it its horible no stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I knew this story but I guess that's what you get when you rely on movies. It's fairly boring, and about 150 pages long. I was really surprised to discover that there is no hot air balloon at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago