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Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
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Around the World in 80 Days

156 ratings, 23 reviews

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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Muhammad Hayqal Haris

July 06, 2014

Its amazing and interesting


Lauro Cruz IV

April 24, 2014

Classic adventure, i used google maps to track where he was along the way and these places are very interesting. My favorite part was the train needing to cross a rickety bridge. The take away here is to remain calm and cool through the adersities of life, just like Mr.Fogg.


Sylvia Bailey

March 14, 2014

So many adventures & surprises. Had difficulty putting it down !


Jake Lee

February 04, 2014

Awesome book


Anet Varghese

October 09, 2013

This book is so boring that s why i have given 2 stars.



August 08, 2013

There is no hot air balloon in this book. That was invented for the film.


Eliza Mables

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.


Brian Ashbury

June 05, 2013

Most enjoyable re-read, good old MORAL story


Vanessa Price

May 19, 2013

A well-paced adventure around the world with a little suspense and a dash of romance. A quick and fun read!


Gabriel Lajarca

March 22, 2013

The World be in to travel life at Phileas Fogg even will save at Indian and Mongolia.


Bruno Apolinário

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!


Atharva Jadhav

September 18, 2012

This is coming from a 9 year old! Lengthy but good wow


Arial Miller

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


Carol Ferrazzo

August 21, 2012

Loved this book. It was fast read and fun.


Ghighi Little Dany

August 12, 2012



Alan Neben

July 30, 2012

I read this as a child 35 years ago. It was just as good the second time.


Rosie Mouannes

June 05, 2012



Doug Field

June 01, 2012

Fairly silly story. More interesting for the time and place then the actual adventure. Characters are particularly one dimensional.


Jacob Berk

April 24, 2012

Love it, it is really great. I recommend that anyone with adequate stamina reads it!


Joel Shimberg

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....


Desu Laur

February 24, 2012



Zaid Adham

June 29, 2011

A fantastic and suspenseful read. Written simple but conceived intricately.