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Jules Verne's incomparable Phileas Fogg races against time to win a sizeable wager. One adventure follows another in this memorable story rife with humor and strange encounters.
"Classic Victorian Novel"
On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day - and heading in the opposite direction by train - was a young journalist from The Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days.
When an eccentric Englishman named Phileas Fogg makes a daring wager that he can circle the globe in just eighty days, it’s the beginning of a breathlessly-paced world tour. With his devoted servant Passepartout at his side, Fogg sets off on an adventurous journey filled with amazing encounters and wild mishaps. Pursued all the way by the bumbling Detective Fix, who believes the two travelers are bank robbers on the run, Fogg and Passepartout must use every means of transportation known to 19th-century man - including a hot-air balloon, a locomotive, and an elephant - to win the bet.
"A straightforward adventure/exploration story"
Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.
"Fabulous narration for Verne Classic"
Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can't accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons busking on the underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mendelssohn. When her violin is damaged beyond repair, Summer receives a surprising proposition from Dominik, a university professor with powerful desires, who has been captivated by Summer ever since he heard her perform.
"A grubby tale with no literary merit."
Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. Around the World in 80 Days is one of Jules Verne's most acclaimed works.
This is a day-by-day account of the 80-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler, poised on the edge of absolute victory, and Churchill, threatened by imminent invasion and defeat.
Questo famosissimo romanzo di Verne fu pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1873. In questa storia il londinese Phileas Fogg ed il suo cameriere francese Passepartout tentano di circumnavigare il mondo in 80 giorni, per vincere una scommessa di 20.000 sterline stipulata con i compagni del. Le innovazioni tecnologiche del XIX secolo avevano aperto la possibilità di circumnavigare il mondo rapidamente e la prospettiva affascinò Verne ed il suo pubblico.
In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg.
On October 2nd, 1872, in the game room at the Reform Club in London, Mr. Phileas Fogg made a wager that he could go around the world in eighty days. Twenty thousand pounds were to be won, or lost, upon his return. Mr. Fogg assured his five companions he would meet them in the very same room at a quarter before 9p.m. on December 21st and collect his winnings. Fogg's frantic race against time, and the final outcome of this race, makes for a thrilling, unforgettable tale that has a permanent place among the greatest of adventure stories.
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In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier.
"A fantastic journey"
Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can’t accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer Zahova finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons playing for money in the London Underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mendelssohn. When her violin is damaged beyond repair, Summer receives a surprising proposition from Dominik, a university professor with powerful desires, who has been captivated by Summer ever since he heard her perform. Dominik will replace her priceless violin, but only if she agrees to play for him in a private concert.
Phileas Fogg made a bet. Together with his servant, hot-blooded Passepartout, they travel by train, steamship, sled, and even an elephant in an attempt to win that bet. Exploration, adventure, and suspense make this crazy novel an all-time classic.
La verdadera historia de La Vuelta al Mundo en 80 Días es una divertida comedia sobre las aventuras viajeras del joven Felipe y su atolondrado acompañante Picaporte. Inspirado en la obra de Julio Verne, Felipe- un joven apasionado por los libros - se empeña en ganar una insólita apuesta que hace a su padre: es posible dar la vuelta al mundo en 80 días con los medios de transporte del siglo XIX.
Las aventuras alrededor del mundo de un ingles. A Julio Verne le consideran como uno de los precursores de la novela de ficcion cientifica, por que escribio sobre temas como los viajes submarinos o la llegada a la luna, que en esos tiempos eran casi un imposible.
"Very entertaining. Well set. Good pace."
Around the World in 80 Days is a classic 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, Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.
Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet, Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (equal to £1,324,289 or $2,082,576 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club.
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 life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant, Passepartout.
Phileas Fogg, a British gentleman of independent means, bets his companions that he can travel around the entire world in just 80 days. He is determined not to lose the bet, no matter what obstacles arise - and they do arise!