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An eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and comic relief provide a fantastic blend of adventure, entertainment, and suspense. - For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled ... more »at the adventures An eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and comic relief provide a fantastic blend of adventure, entertainment, and suspense. - For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled ... more »at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.


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An eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and comic relief provide a fantastic blend of adventure, entertainment, and suspense. - For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled ... more »at the adventures An eccentric Englishman accepts a challenge to circle the globe with unprecedented speed. Exotic locales, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and comic relief provide a fantastic blend of adventure, entertainment, and suspense. - For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled ... more »at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.

30 review for Around the World in 80 Days

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jayme(the ghost reader)

    This is the second time I read this book. I liked it as much as the first time. I really liked the characters of Phileas Fogg , Passpatout, and Aouda. I thought both Passpatout and Fogg both caring men with hearts of gold. As for Detective Fix, I thought it was rash of him to assume Mr Fogg was a bank robber just because he had money. Passpatout unknowingly befriended him. Yet, he still turns Mr Fogg in. I really wanted Mr. Fogg to succeed in winning his bet. I thought he was a most sincere pers This is the second time I read this book. I liked it as much as the first time. I really liked the characters of Phileas Fogg , Passpatout, and Aouda. I thought both Passpatout and Fogg both caring men with hearts of gold. As for Detective Fix, I thought it was rash of him to assume Mr Fogg was a bank robber just because he had money. Passpatout unknowingly befriended him. Yet, he still turns Mr Fogg in. I really wanted Mr. Fogg to succeed in winning his bet. I thought he was a most sincere person. I am happy he got the girl. I would love to go around the world in eighty days. The only drawback was he didn't seem to enjoy his trip or get to any sightseeing.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rainbow

    it's a classic, about Phileas Fogg he has a bet with his friends. If he could travel around the world in 80 days he would win 20.000 pounds! He tries his best to get everything on time and of course the fastest transportation. During his travels he meets this beautiful Indian princess, that is mistaken for a huge crime and the detective is trying to stop them during this trip. Will Phileas Fogg make it in time and win the winnings? will he get stopped by the detective and get arrested? I Chose it's a classic, about Phileas Fogg he has a bet with his friends. If he could travel around the world in 80 days he would win 20.000 pounds! He tries his best to get everything on time and of course the fastest transportation. During his travels he meets this beautiful Indian princess, that is mistaken for a huge crime and the detective is trying to stop them during this trip. Will Phileas Fogg make it in time and win the winnings? will he get stopped by the detective and get arrested? I Chose this book because it was the only one that I could find, also the title interested me. It was a very fast pace with very little time, a lot happened in one moment so it is quite hard to keep up. I decided to finish this book because, I had no choice. I do not recommend this book to my peers because it was not very interesting and I do not believe they will enjoy this.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paula Vince

    The year is 1872, and the mathematically minded Phileas Fogg is indignant when his friends laugh off his claim that a man can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. They offer him £20 000 to prove them wrong, and he accepts the wager, deciding to set off that very night. His new man-servant, Passepartout, is astounded when Fogg arrives home and tells him to pack their bags within ten minutes. I would have sided with the majority, who believed there was no way Fogg could plan a trip The year is 1872, and the mathematically minded Phileas Fogg is indignant when his friends laugh off his claim that a man can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. They offer him £20 000 to prove them wrong, and he accepts the wager, deciding to set off that very night. His new man-servant, Passepartout, is astounded when Fogg arrives home and tells him to pack their bags within ten minutes. I would have sided with the majority, who believed there was no way Fogg could plan a trip which had to account for every minute, when so much could potentially go wrong. And for these travellers, that turns out to be more than just inclement weather and transport hold-ups (although they have their share of those). They are being trailed by stubborn Detective Fix, who is living under the delusion that Fogg robbed the Bank of England. They also pause to save the life of a young Indian woman, Auoda, who's about to become a human sacrifice. That's just the start of their escapades. My main issue is that I just couldn't warm to the main man, although I admired aspects of his personality. There's too much Dr Sheldon Cooper in Fogg. Not only are such characters set in their ways, but so full of themselves they insist on forcing their crazy standards on others. At times I try to demand that my kids tidy their bedrooms, but at least that's achievable for mere mortals. Fogg is overly-inscrutable too. I think Jules Verne intended to keep an aura of mystery about him, because he never shared a glimpse from Fogg's point of view, even though he's supposed to be the hero. We only see him through the impressions of others, such as Passepartout, Fix and Auoda. All we get is his cool, unflappable exterior. And we never have a clue where his vast wealth comes from. He flaps bank note bribes under the noses of people all through the story, but is it earned through work, a family inheritance, or something else? It's hard to muster much sympathy for a main character we only know from the outside and not the inside. Maybe his surname, 'Fogg' is chosen on purpose, because the connotations are very apt. I watched two movies based on this book, and didn't mind Phileas Fogg as he was portrayed by David Niven in 1956 and Steve Koogan in 2004. But the book Fogg leaves me cold. What annoys me most though, is that he's too disdainful to do a little sightseeing. He's so set on mechanically carrying out his challenge, he can't even be bothered looking out the window. What sort of boring waste of oxygen gets to see the wonders of the world firsthand, but chooses to draw the blinds and play whist? Verne makes it clear that Phileas Fogg is 'not travelling, but only describing a circumference.' He also points out that he's 'one of those Englishmen who are wont to see foreign countries through the eyes of their domestics.' Give me the train and boat tickets instead, please :) Sir Francis Cromarty, a passing character, questioned himself as to 'whether a human heart really beat beneath Fogg's cold exterior, and whether he had any sense of the beauties of nature.' I'd answer no to both. Passepartout is the more likeable character, even though we don't get much of his background either. But he's intrigued by the sights he sees, he's volatile and good natured, and can't help showing his enthusiasm. He's loyal and principled too, refusing to turn on his master, even when he wonders for a while if Fix is right. I wonder whether Passepartout was Verne's favourite character too, because he shared his nationality. It seems like such a British book, beginning as it does with Fogg and his Reform Club cronies in London, so comes as a bit of a shock whenever we remember that Jules Verne was actually a Frenchman. The descriptions of the different places, which we see mainly from Passepartout's lively point of view, are great. Verne even pokes a bit of fun at the different nationalities through his pointed observations. I wonder how a modern author might handle a similar story, in our politically correct era. Jules Verne might have considered his story an up-to-date tourist guide, but for us, it's a charming old vintage relic from Victorian times. The Afterword in my volume points out that Fogg was a symbol of the scientific optimism that was rife through Europe and America in the second part of the nineteenth century, and I believe that's what provides the good steampunk feeling I enjoyed. It's fun to read about the food. Phileas Fogg found that the 'native rabbit' he was served in Bombay was far from palatable, but when he tried to pin down the waiters to find out exactly what it was, they eluded direct questions. 'Rabbit from the jungle' was the best he could get out of them. Fogg's normal breakfast in England didn't sound half bad. 'Broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushroom, rhubarb and gooseberry tart and a morsel of Cheshire cheese.' I was keeping an eye on all of Fogg's outlay, as he often had to spend big money to get places in the nick of time. It's pretty clear early on that by the time he arrives home, he'll have spent so much money that winning the wager would barely cover costs. However, there is also a good twist or two. It's worth a read, just because it's so famous, and for the sake of Passepartout. But as for Phileas Fogg, I think the man who wrote the Afterword in my book summed it up best. He wrote, 'If it is true that Jules Verne never saw most of the places he described but only imagined them, then it's entirely appropriate that Verne's hero does not see them either.' For more reviews and book talk, visit my blog, http://vincereview.blogspot.com.au/

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lupe Hernandez

    Personal Response I really enjoyed this book because it talks about a man (Phileas Fogg) who does a deal with someone else and Phileas Fogg is supposed to travel the world in 80 days and if he does make it he will win 20,000 euros. It is an interesting story because of all the places he goes to. Plot Summary In the story there is a man who robs the bank and is running away from the police. This man then works for Phileas Fogg as a French valet so he doesn't have to go to jail. Phi Personal Response I really enjoyed this book because it talks about a man (Phileas Fogg) who does a deal with someone else and Phileas Fogg is supposed to travel the world in 80 days and if he does make it he will win 20,000 euros. It is an interesting story because of all the places he goes to. Plot Summary In the story there is a man who robs the bank and is running away from the police. This man then works for Phileas Fogg as a French valet so he doesn't have to go to jail. Phileas doesn't know that this man is actually a criminal so he just hires him to be his new French valet because the other guy quit his job as the valet. Phileas goes to a university after to show the leader of the university a project that he has been working on. When the people started talking about the criminal who stole the bank a man said that he could of left on a boat to another country. While that is going on Phileas Fogg says that it would take at least 80 days to travel around the world. He is always on time to all of his meetings so he is confident that it would be possible for going around the world in those 80 days. The guys then challenge Fogg to go around the world in those days and if he makes it he will get 20,000 euros out of it if he completes that challenge. Phileas fogg then accepts the challenge and goes around the world. When he is going around the world he meets a lot of people he even meets a woman and takes her with him on his adventure. They even get attacked by some people in a train. their expedition for around the world was from London to Europe and to other places he even went to San Francisco where he got robbed and had to work in a circus. He found out the truth about his servant but he was mad and after a matter of time he was okay with him. The servant helped Phileas get back to London before 80 days. When they landed in England the people tried to arrest them for robbing the bank but they then convinced the police it wasn't them. They thought they didn't make it to London in 80 days but they didn't realize that they made it in 79 days so they won the bet. Phileas and the servant found this out because of the newspaper. Recommendation I would recommend this book to anybody if they want to read a good story that is also an easy read. It is a very interesting book and it talks about many places around the world so if you're interested in reading this then read it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Findley

    Another fun adaptation by Leighton. The writer has a gift for reducing these amazing stories to their key points and making them accessible for parents and kids of all reading levels. Find it. Buy it. Read it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Eleanor Hébert

    4.5 stars I liked it better than 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I always assumed I had read the original or seen a film or otherwise knew this story but realized immediately I was wrong. I enjoyed all the adventures, the coolness with which Phileas Fogg approached every encounter, and even this children’s-adaptation did a good job of tricking me with the twist at the end. I look forward to reading the original eventually to see what adventures were left out of this one. The 3 year old now loves to say “around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne!”

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    This wasn't one of my favorite Jules Verne book for there didn't really seem to be much going on with the plot. Basically what makes Jules Verne work so great is his combination of science with the background story but within this one there is also no new science contribution but a man who just plans that he is going to use the new technology of the time to prove a point. The characters were bland and there wasn't much development on them. I like Jean probably the most since he wasn This wasn't one of my favorite Jules Verne book for there didn't really seem to be much going on with the plot. Basically what makes Jules Verne work so great is his combination of science with the background story but within this one there is also no new science contribution but a man who just plans that he is going to use the new technology of the time to prove a point. The characters were bland and there wasn't much development on them. I like Jean probably the most since he wasn't stuck up, he was trying to help and he had a bit more going on but unfortunately you just wanted to shake him at the same time. Fogg and Aouda as well as Fix just basically were cardboard cutouts. I found it funny in this particular version where Aouda couldn't figure out when she was in love. They mentioned she was in love when her cousin couldn't be found in Hong Kong but then just a bit further on it said she was starting to fall in love. I seriously loathe authors who cannot keep the facts straight on their stories but due to this is also an adaptation I am wondering if that may be an adaptor mistake. For those who may be into Classics and want something that is a quick read with some adventure this is going to hit the nail on the head.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jared

    They never do fly in a hot air balloon. Just have to point that out. I did not realize how funny Jules Verne could be. There were times when I read this book I was absolutely tickled by the characters. This book was not exactly science fiction like I thought it would be. All of it was possible while Jules Verne was alive. The railroads, and the steamships. I think that was the point. Verne could not believe how far we could go. This is a fun romp. And gives an interesting view of history in the They never do fly in a hot air balloon. Just have to point that out. I did not realize how funny Jules Verne could be. There were times when I read this book I was absolutely tickled by the characters. This book was not exactly science fiction like I thought it would be. All of it was possible while Jules Verne was alive. The railroads, and the steamships. I think that was the point. Verne could not believe how far we could go. This is a fun romp. And gives an interesting view of history in the 1870's. Supposedly not all of Verne's geography, or timing is correct. I don't care and neither should you. It is just a fun adventure story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vincent Chen

    This book to me was considered okay. It didn't really give me a good understanding of what's happening in the story. The use of vocabulary was a little too easy to read. The author could've used more educated vocabulary in the text when explaining the story to the readers. After reading this book, I will consider thinking of reading the other books by the

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alisha

    I did this as an audio book but I still enjoyed it as if I had read it. It was just easier for me to listen to it. It was interesting to find out all the things Fogg had to go through and all the adventures it went on, it was a lot more than I expected. I am glad to have read it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Derek Williams

    Great ending! But you gotta read the whole book to get to it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    A quick fun read. MUCH better than the movie with David Niven

  14. 4 out of 5

    Houssein Hamdoun

    For those who love adventure, this is a good book. I found it a bit too descriptive, but detailed descriptions aside, the events in the book are interesting and fun to read. The book tells the story of Philias Fogg and his servant Passpartout as they embark on a journey around the world in 80 days, it's not as simple as it sounds, and they have to face some obstacles that come in their way. There's a lesson to take from the characters in how they deal with the obstacles in their adventure.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rohobot

    Around the world in 80 days is written by Jules Verne it takes place in the late 1800’s. The major character Phileas Fogg, a stern and disciplined man claims that it is possible to go around the world in eighty days. He is challenged to accomplish this feat himself. Thus the major theme of the novel is the possibility of going around the globe in eighty days. Fogg manages to prove that it is possible despite all odds. This novel is very captivating making the reader eager to read it more. The no Around the world in 80 days is written by Jules Verne it takes place in the late 1800’s. The major character Phileas Fogg, a stern and disciplined man claims that it is possible to go around the world in eighty days. He is challenged to accomplish this feat himself. Thus the major theme of the novel is the possibility of going around the globe in eighty days. Fogg manages to prove that it is possible despite all odds. This novel is very captivating making the reader eager to read it more. The novel revolves around Mr Foggs effort to travel in different means in the quickest way possible. Around the world in 80 days is inspirational book for whoever wants to read it. This novel marks in a person’s mind that nothing is really difficult if one makes a decision to step up and experience something challenging. I found the book very captivating, the journey of Mr Fogg knowing the various challenges that could be faced and making a pledge against all oddities makes you wonder if it really is possible. Mr fogg declares, ”As today is Wednesday, the 2nd of October, I shall be due in London in this very room of the Reform club, on Saturday, the 21st of December, at quarter before nine p.m.; or else twenty thousand pounds”(#21). It creates a question for audience as to whether he was a mad man or a rational person to take make a huge wager, that’s how his antagonists saw it. Mr Foggs confidence on completing this difficult project makes the audience want to continue reading the book. Mr fogg high risk taking and strength of mind to finish his voyage made the book overall interesting to read. I think this book is very inspirational and I could relate to the characters in the book “Sir Francis Cromarty . . . questioned himself whether a human heart really beat beneath this cold exterior, and whether Phileas Fogg had any sense of the beauties of nature.” (p. 62). Fogg’s traveling companion in India wonders whether Fogg is human because he never looks at the land he is traveling through, but rather is fixated on his schedule. This quote in particular reminded me of the various attributes Mr Fogg has and among many of them I believe I could closely relate to his determination and not losing sight on the great objective that has been set forth. The other character I found to be very relevant was Mr. Passepartout on one incident Detective Fix tries to convince Passepartout that his master is a criminal and offers to give him part of the reward money, but Passepartout believes Fogg is an honorable man and remains loyal to him. “I have seen his generosity and goodness; and I will never betray him—not for all the Gold in the world, I come from a village where they don’t eat that kind of bread.” (#136). In my opinion one important behavior that a person ought to posses is loyalty. Which made me really appreciate the loyalty of Passepartout turning down on the irresistible offer .This characters gives the novel a long lasting value in the readers mind. They are the ideal people a person could learn many things from. Mr. Fogg character was portrayed in a perfect way, clearly stating his behavior and goal in life. That’s why anyone could relate to him and to share the value he has in life. The book is not boring at all rather very fascinating to read , just the idea of achieving the impossible makes you want to read more. “He was so exact that he was never in a hurry, was always ready, and was economical alike of his steps and his motions.” (p. 9) Phileas Fogg was described as having a scientific mind and stoic, machine-like behavior. I can only imagine what the perception of the society might be towards him. Passepartout’s character on the contrary provides entertainment in the form of comic relief at many occasions. He lightens the atmosphere of the novel with his crazy behavior, his clumsiness and his general good nature. Another distinct element was Fogg and his companion’s impossible obstacles they face in order to go around the world at an incredible pace. But, Fogg leads them with his calmness and rationality. Whether it is while fighting the Sioux or rushing to London from Liverpool in a specially hired train. What the reader gets to read eventually is an exciting and truly adventurous tale. It must have seemed almost like science fiction at the time however a journey in such a short time would have seemed impossible. The modern technology of rail road’s and steamers made it possible for normal men to tour the world. He was the most sincere person and found love during his voyage. He had a determination to finish his trip but had a lot of setbacks like being accused of robbery and being followed up to be arrested. But all this didn’t hold him back displaying bravery. Overall the book is adventurous and every page was appealing to find out what the next step page will be. Mr Fogg finished his voyage in 80 days at last although the struggle was not easy. It has thought me to be patient, confident and be adventurous in life like Mr Fogg was. This novel is motivating and I recommend people to read it because it’s full of adventures and am sure the reader would be very happy to see that all is well and ends well Fogg has proved that rationality and calmness can do wonders. fanta,rohobot

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jude

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Weird book, not personally for me. It was all over the place, and had inconsistency. Like when he bought the boat for 60,000, but said at the end he had spent only 19,000 on the whole trip. Like what?!!?

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ana Cecília Alves

    A classic favorite from my childhood!! I very much enjoyed this illustrated version that brought back amazing memories of my father reading this to me as a young child!! Definitely a staple in your classics collection!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Great adventure story with some bias views, however written in 1873. Great characters and wonderful overall message to the reader.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mslogar

    We have a bunch of my husband's books from when he was younger and I decided it would be fun to read them-- this is the first time I've ever read this story.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    The students liked it bit thought Frankenstein was better. This is a great way to introduce the classics to elementary school students.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shahnewaz Ahmed

    One of my favourite adventure book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    (Reading with the grandkids)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Yolanda

    I read this aloud to my 8yr old and he really liked it! It was sophisticated and well-written enough for me to enjoy and adventurous enough for him to enjoy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Angela M

    I would have never picked this book up on my own choosing. I'm glad I did :)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Grayson Hartfield

    I loved this book! just finished it today. my mom insisted that i read it, after losing interest half-way in. I finished it, and glad that i did!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nina Hoppe

    I admit at the beginning I didn't care for Mr. Fogg, but by the end he was an outstanding character.

  27. 4 out of 5

    07MitchN

    MITCH NELSON PERIOD: 6 BOOK REVIEW ARGUMENT: PUTTING AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS ON TRAIL. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: I intend to prove that, despite being a little dated, Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne in being a great adventures book that takes you around the world for young adults. This story is told by a omniscient (third person). Phileas Fogg (the main character) and his servant bet their life savings that they can go around the world in 80 days. Ther MITCH NELSON PERIOD: 6 BOOK REVIEW ARGUMENT: PUTTING AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS ON TRAIL. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: I intend to prove that, despite being a little dated, Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne in being a great adventures book that takes you around the world for young adults. This story is told by a omniscient (third person). Phileas Fogg (the main character) and his servant bet their life savings that they can go around the world in 80 days. There are only a couple these that I disliked in this story, and it is that there is like not that much action in this book for me. They (Fogg, servant) just do the same thing over and over. They get on a train then get of then on a ferry. They just do that over and over, threw the whole book. That’s the only this I disliked about this book. Phileas Fogg bets his whole life time savings on that he can go around the world in 80 days. So then you know he is a confident man in what he does, and adventures. That is on the first page so people could be intrigued to read the book to see the sites of the world and go around the world with them. On (page: 10) Phileas says “good what time is it”. Phileas is on top of it he always knows what he is doing at each time. He is a very organized man. Knowing where to go, and when to be there. So that gives you a clue that he is probably going to make it around the world in 80 days. On (page: 150) Detective fix says “Are you done yet”. In this case detective fix you can tell is a man who wants to put him in jail for that 2,000 pound wanted man. He thinks it is Phileas but it isn’t. (A man robbed a bank for 50,000 pounds and detective Fix thinks it is him, so he travels around the world so he can use the warrant to arrest Fogg in London). On (page: 114) Foggs servant say “My master (Fogg) is a honest man!” Then you know from the servants’ mouth that he claims that Fogg is honest,, that he doesn’t lie. So this is a book where all of this characters are honest people well most of them. So in this young adult novel I would recommend this book to people who are adventures and willing to stay in this book. I just proved that this book what that bad of a book. So this wasn’t that bad of a book. It is a very good young-adult novel that has stood the test of time because it respects how teenagers think and does not talk down to its audience. I highly recommend it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gabe

    The book Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne, takes place in the late 1800’s. The main character, Phileas Fogg, is a man much like a clock. He has the same routine, following the same time frame every day. He even takes the same number of steps to the reform club each day to play cards with his friends. The idea of traveling the world in eighty days has been floating around the countries. On paper, it can be done. That is counting on all of the trains and boats leaving exactly on time an The book Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne, takes place in the late 1800’s. The main character, Phileas Fogg, is a man much like a clock. He has the same routine, following the same time frame every day. He even takes the same number of steps to the reform club each day to play cards with his friends. The idea of traveling the world in eighty days has been floating around the countries. On paper, it can be done. That is counting on all of the trains and boats leaving exactly on time and arriving exactly on time. The weather is not taken into account on paper. Mr. Fogg believes it is possible to achieve this trip ‘round the circumference of the globe. His friends challenge him to do it. Fogg responds, “I should like nothing better” (Verne 11).They place a wager of 20,000 pounds (32,186 U.S. dollars) on his journey. A robbery takes place soon before he leaves, with the amount stolen being 20,000 pounds. The description of the robber looks much like Fogg himself. As he heads off on this epic journey, a detective, determined to collect a reward, follows Fogg. A major theme of this book is probability/possibility of events. Mr. Fogg faces extreme adversity in trying to travel the globe. As I read I could see the development of Fogg as a character. I noticed sort of a pattern that Verne uses throughout the book regarding Fogg’s various stops around the world. It was sometimes predictable when a piece of the pattern would occur, but I never knew how it would happen. This book was hard to read at first. I had to get used to how Jules Verne writes. It is kind of like Shakespeare but much easier. The book had a one if not no slow points. Because Fogg is traveling under a time constraint, he is always trying to find a way to push on around problems. The ending was a little tricky to understand at first. It seems like a lot is going on at the end but not much is going on. The ending is very cool though. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fast paced plots and will push on through the book just as Phileas Fogg does.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Karthik

    Around the world in 80 days is an interesting book because it is about a man named Phileas Fogg who bets to his group of men that he can travel around the world and be back at london in just 80 days. No one believed him so he made a 20,000 pound bet that he can make it around the world, in 80 days. Now in the olden days you do not have airplanes so everything was by ship and trains. Which is why no one believed him, so once they agreed Fogg goes back home and with his new servant Passepartout th Around the world in 80 days is an interesting book because it is about a man named Phileas Fogg who bets to his group of men that he can travel around the world and be back at london in just 80 days. No one believed him so he made a 20,000 pound bet that he can make it around the world, in 80 days. Now in the olden days you do not have airplanes so everything was by ship and trains. Which is why no one believed him, so once they agreed Fogg goes back home and with his new servant Passepartout they try to travel around the world. Some facts you should know about Fogg is he always wakes up at the same time, eats at the same time, he reads at the same time, he plays games like poker with his friends at the same time, and he even comes home at the same time!!! Now the book features a bunch of twists and turns in the book especially when an agent thinks Fogg stole 20,000 pounds from the bank in London. Which is why he thought he made a bet with his friends and is trying to run away and settle somewhere else. On his way their he meets also a girl named Aouda who was getting killed in India. How he saves her is very interesting. I loved this book, it was a cliff hanger every chapter, and I could not stop reading, it was not a humor book but it had a bit of humor and a lot of mystery in it. I think this book was amazing and gave it 4/5 stars and loved it. I would recommend this book to all mystery lovers and adventure lovers.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Salam

    I really enjoyed reading this novel, I was always keen on finding out what will happen to Fogg next, his adventures, or rather his misadventures truly stimulate ones own imagination. Phileas Fogg is first introduced to us as a cold, brilliant English gentleman, he is always precise and follows a strict agenda, Never late and never early. This all changes once evening when he decides to take a bet, to travel the world in 80 days. He bets half his wealth on it, and uses the other half for finding I really enjoyed reading this novel, I was always keen on finding out what will happen to Fogg next, his adventures, or rather his misadventures truly stimulate ones own imagination. Phileas Fogg is first introduced to us as a cold, brilliant English gentleman, he is always precise and follows a strict agenda, Never late and never early. This all changes once evening when he decides to take a bet, to travel the world in 80 days. He bets half his wealth on it, and uses the other half for finding his trip. As the story progresses we see Fogg's character clearing up, underneath all that cold exterior, a warm and thoughtful man exists. When his servant goes missing, Fogg goes out of his way, risks losing his bet, in order to save his servant. Another such example is when he saves an Indian girl, from a marriageshe did not consent on. Fogg is also constantly chased by detective fix, who believes that Fogg is responsible for the robbery that happened a few days back. Fix also apprehends Fogg, at which point Fogg thinks he had lost the bet. Fogg's spirits aren't completely diminished at this point, for he is going to marry Aouda, the Indian girl he saves. While Passpartout is fixing the date for the wedding, he learns that Fogg still has a whole day to complete his adventure, because of the time difference, since his party was travelling eastward.

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