Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)

(Penguin classics)

252 pages

English language

Published Sept. 12, 2004 by Penguin Books.

ISBN:
9780140449068
OCLC Number:
54962882

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Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in French in 1872. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a wager GB£20,000 (equivalent to £1,798,872 in 2019) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

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This book was written with absolute disregard for wit or passion. It is so utterly devoid of fun. The style is bland, and I mean, truly bland. The read might have been bearable if it had some playful descriptions or a plot with some punch to it, but alas, one is to wish for less, for our fate was to follow an affluent English fellow buying his way out of problems. I suppose that is a sort of story a person who never traveled but determined to write a book about traveling the world would cook up.

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Subjects

  • Voyages around the world -- Fiction.