Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne
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Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The year is 1872, and Mr. Phileas Fogg is leading his usual quiet life. He likes to do everything in the same way each day and has not left London for many years.

His friends are therefore very surprised when he makes a bet with them that he can travel round the world in eighty days. He sets off immediately with his servant, Passepartout, and at first all goes well. But then there are transport problems and delays, and Fix, the detective, is determined to stop Fogg. As the journey continues the race against time becomes harder and harder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619490529
Publisher: Empire Books
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jules Verne was born in 1828 into a French lawyering family in the Atlantic coastal city of Nantes. Though his father sent him off to a Paris law school, young Jules had been writing on the side since his early teens, and his pet topics were the theater, travel, and science. Predictably enough, his legal studies led nowhere, so Verne took a day job with a stock brokerage, in his off-hours penning scripts for farces and musical comedies while also publishing short stories and novelettes of scientific exploration and adventure.

His big breakthrough came when he combined his theatrical knack with his scientific bent and in 1863 published an African adventure yarn, Five Weeks in a Balloon. After that and until his death in 1905, Jules Verne was one of the planet’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, publishing more than sixty books. Other imaginative favorites by him include The Mysterious Island, Hector Servadac, The Begum’s Millions, Master of the World, and The Meteor Hunt. Verne ranks among the five most translated authors in history, along with Mark Twain and the Bible.

Frederick Paul Walter is a scriptwriter, broadcaster, librarian, and amateur paleontologist. A long-standing member of the North American Jules Verne Society, he served as its vice president from 2000 to 2008. Walter has produced many media programs, articles, reviews, and papers on aspects of Jules Verne and has translated many Verne novels, including Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics and The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, both also published by SUNY Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France

Education:

Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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Around the World in 80 Days 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book 'Around the World in 80 Days' because it was exciting and it always had cliffhangers and hooks at the end of the chapters which made me want to read on. I recomend this book to evreyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that around the world in eighty days was a fantastic book. It was very exciting, it kept you at the edge of your seat and you could not bear to put it down without knowing what will happen next. Around the World in Eighty Days is definetly one of the most be loved classics in my story collection and it should be the same on youres.
Georgia Siposs More than 1 year ago
Wonderful edition, with fabulous vocabulary words. I'd recemend it for advanced nine year olds or 12-15 year olds. I repeat: Wonderful vocabulary!
Allie Fuller More than 1 year ago
Its a very fun story!love it!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im NINE and i think it was great.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
Classic Jules Verne! This book is my favorite of his, at least so far. It's got everything in it - suspense, action, romance, travel, humor. Just read it. It's fantastic!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Draw a circle that the earth!!#
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book in the beginning was ok but hrn got better
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crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Avery, age 9 This is a classic story written by Jules Verne, who has written over sixty books. He is one of the greatest science fiction writers ever. This book is a great adventure. Phileas Fogg, a really rich Englishman, decides to make a bet with some of the wealthy men from his club that he can travel in a hot air balloon around the world in 80 days. Fogg and his valet go on so many crazy adventures that are plain nonsense that you just can’t stop reading. From storms, crazy people, and weird animals, they come across a lot of stuff. "Am tailing bank robber, one Phileas Fogg. Send arrest warrant immediately to Bombay, British India." There are a lot of different translated versions of this book and I have read a couple of them now, but this one so far is my favorite. There are cute sketches every couple of pages giving readers a further way to enjoy the book. If you haven’t read a Jules Verne book, what are you waiting for? The world is at your fingertips and just a page turn away! Let the adventure begin!*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*          *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and  San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
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I am about to get this but I am not sure if I should. I haven't asked my parents because I am halfway around the world from them on vacation and I really don't want to get in trouble if I wasen't aloud to. Can someone write a better reveiw because I want somthi g to read because nook apps stink!!
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Hard to read
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Ok
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