Around the World in 80 Days
Perhaps the inspiration for the show the Amazing Race, Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne is the story of the eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg and his trusty French valet Passepartout, who, on a bet of 20K pounds, attempt to travel the globe on trains, steamboats and a hot air balloon. Fogg blows most of his fortune in the attempt, but his adventure sets him in England, Paris, the Suez Canal, Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, America, and Ireland.
Every good adventure story needs a villain, thus we have the nosy detective Mr. Fix, who's on their trail, suspecting that Fogg is a bankrobber who's stolen 55K pounds. While in India they pick up the beautiful princess Aouda whom they rescue and take along for the ride. Will Fogg make it back to England in time to win the bet, or will detective Fix catch Fogg as he races around the globe?
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June 18, 2013
I loved this timeless classic. Even though its an old book, it's pretty easy to understand. I would certainly suggest that you read it.
June 05, 2013
Most enjoyable re-read, good old MORAL story
May 19, 2013
A well-paced adventure around the world with a little suspense and a dash of romance. A quick and fun read!
March 22, 2013
The World be in to travel life at Phileas Fogg even will save at Indian and Mongolia.
January 01, 2013
Great story!! Full of excitment and, more than that, plenty of messages for our lives. We have to learn a lot from Mr. Phileas Fogg: serenity, loyalty, friendship, perseverence, and, on top of that, that we have no means to control our lives at all. What makes us happy can come, for instance, in a trip or other enterprise in which we take part for money. Enjoy and learn from it!!!
Catherine Alale Ogunmefun
November 04, 2012
A nice and exciting story. I read the simplified verision about 30 years ago as a little girl. As an adult, I still enjoyed the adventures of Mr Fogg and his servant. Awesome!
September 18, 2012
This is coming from a 9 year old! Lengthy but good wow
August 31, 2012
Well I am just starting this book and by the cover I think it's going to be full of excitement and I think it has something to do with the circus cuz of the cover
August 21, 2012
Loved this book. It was fast read and fun.
Ghighi Little Dany
August 12, 2012
July 30, 2012
I read this as a child 35 years ago. It was just as good the second time.
June 05, 2012
June 01, 2012
Fairly silly story. More interesting for the time and place then the actual adventure. Characters are particularly one dimensional.
April 24, 2012
Love it, it is really great. I recommend that anyone with adequate stamina reads it!
March 16, 2012
As Poe is better read in French translation than in English, Verne is horrible in French but good in English. Poe is better in English than Verne is in French, but still....
February 24, 2012
June 29, 2011
A fantastic and suspenseful read. Written simple but conceived intricately.