Around the World in Eitghty Days

Hardcover, 195 pages

English language

Published Dec. 24, 1996 by Peter Haddock Ltd.

ISBN:
978-0-7105-0941-3
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OCLC Number:
320480551

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4 stars (61 reviews)

This book tells the story of Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman who makes a fantastic trip as a bet. His adventures, with his French manservant Passepartout, by railway, steamship and elephant see him travel around the world pursued relentlessly by a detective who mistakes the traveler for a notorious criminal.

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4 stars

I first read this book when I was growing up, and it was part of what sparked a life-long wanderlust in me. Imagine dashing around the world, speeding through countries on all modes of transport: trains, boats, elephants, and even a sled. Meeting people from different cultures, seeing others' traditions, and all the while taking on daring feats of heroism. That's what this book is for me. I listened to it on audiobook this time around, and Jim Dale is the very best choice for any English setting. If you didn't fall in love with his narration from the Harry Potter books, you are missing out. He adds an extra layer of special to this book.

In case you haven't read it, eccentric English millionaire Phileas Fogg takes a bet with his fellow chaps at London's Reform Club that he (or really anyone with the time and means) can travel …

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Subjects

  • 19th century fiction
  • Classic fiction