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Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days

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Published: 10th May 2004
For Ages: 18+ years old
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One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions 20,000 pounds 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. 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.

About the Author

In 1863, Jules Verne (1828-1905) published Five Weeks in a Balloon, and struck a new vein in fiction - stories that combined popular science and exploration. He wrote 54 novels in the Extraordinary Voyages series. Michael Glencross, the translator, has written widely on French literature and culture. Brian Aldiss is a distinguished Science Fiction writer as well as a poet, essayist, dramatist, SF historian and critic. His lastest work is Super-State: A Novel of Future Europe (2002).

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxv
Note on the Translationp. xxvii
Around the World in Eighty Daysp. 1
Notesp. 231
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ISBN: 9780140449068
ISBN-10: 014044906X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 10th May 2004
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 19.8