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Around The World In 80 Days : Bantam Classics - Jules Verne

Around The World In 80 Days

Bantam Classics

Paperback Published: 1st April 1984
ISBN: 9780553213560
Number Of Pages: 163
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old

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Jules Verne Great excitement and awe greeted its publication in 1873, and today Around the World in Eighty Days remains Jules Verne's most successful novel. A daring wager by the eccentric and mysterious Englishman Phileas Fogg that he can circle the globe in just eighty days initiates this marvelous travelogue and exciting suspense story. Together with his manservant, Passepartout, Fogg makes a breathless world tour, overcoming wild misadventures and finding time to rescue a beautiful Indian maharani from a burning funeral pyre--all the while restlessly pursued by a bumbling detective called Mr. Fix. Realistically utilizing nearly every means of transportation known in the 1870s, "Around the World in Eighty Days" generated enchantment with scientific progress--and its delightful mixture of fantasy, comedy, and dazzling suspense has kept it a perennially superb entertainment.

"The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived."--Arthur C. Clarke

In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other, the one as master, the other as manp. 1
In which Passepartout is convinced that he has at last found his idealp. 5
In which a conversation takes place which seems likely to cost Phileas Fogg dearp. 8
In which Phileas Fogg astounds Passepartout, his servantp. 13
In which a new species of funds, unknown to the moneyed men, appears on 'Changep. 16
In which Fix, the detective, betrays a very natural impatiencep. 18
Which once more demonstrates the uselessness of passports as aids to detectivesp. 22
In which Passepartout talks rather more, perhaps, than is prudentp. 24
In which the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean prove propitious to the designs of Phileas Foggp. 27
In which Passepartout is only too glad to get off with the loss of his shoesp. 31
In which Phileas Fogg secures a curious means of conveyance at a fabulous pricep. 35
In which Phileas Fogg and his companions venture across the Indian forests, and what ensuedp. 41
In which Passepartout receives a new proof that fortune favours the bravep. 47
In which Phileas Fogg descends the whole length of the beautiful valley of the Ganges without ever thinking of seeing itp. 52
In which the bag of bank-notes disgorges some thousands of pounds morep. 56
In which Fix does not seem to understand in the least what is said to himp. 62
Showing what happened on the voyage from Singapore to Hong Kongp. 66
In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix go each about his businessp. 70
In which Passepartout takes a too great interest in his master, and what comes of itp. 74
In which Fix comes face to face with Phileas Foggp. 79
In which the master of the "Tankadere" runs great risk of losing a reward of two hundred poundsp. 84
In which Passepartout finds out that, even at the antipodes, it is convenient to have some money in one's pocketp. 90
In which Passepartout's nose becomes outrageously longp. 95
During which Mr. Fogg and party cross the Pacific Oceanp. 100
In which a slight glimpse is had of San Franciscop. 105
In which Phileas Fogg and party travel by the Pacific Railroadp. 110
In which Passepartout undergoes, at a speed of twenty miles an hour, a course of Mormon historyp. 114
In which Passepartout does not succeed in making anybody listen to reasonp. 119
In which certain incidents are narrated which are only to be met with on American railroadsp. 125
In which Phileas Fogg simply does his dutyp. 131
In which Fix the detective considerably furthers the interests of Phileas Foggp. 137
In which Phileas Fogg engages in a direct struggle with bad fortunep. 141
In which Phileas Fogg shows himself equal to the occasionp. 144
In which Phileas Fogg at last reaches Londonp. 151
In which Phileas Fogg does not have to repeat his orders to Passepartout twicep. 153
In which Phileas Fogg's name is once more at a premium on 'Changep. 157
In which it is shown that Phileas Fogg gained nothing by his tour around the world, unless it were happinessp. 160
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ISBN: 9780553213560
ISBN-10: 0553213563
Series: Bantam Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 1st April 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.04
Edition Number: 1

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