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Gave up after a page! Verified Purchase. And that is just one of a dozen equally crazy sentences on page 1. This is the second Verne book I have devoured in two days which have both been accredited five stars. I could end the review at that and I would be content! Similar to The Journey to the Centre of the Earth which I read yesterday - Verne creates amazingly awesome and complex characters.
The main protagonist Mr. Fogg is an obsessive compulsive routine loving time keeper who bets his chums at the club that he can travel around the world in 80 days, which a newspaper said was possible - if no delays were incurred. He is so deep though, so much is beneath the surface of this quiet, content gent. Never fearing or worrying whatever dilemmas are thrown in his path and always willing to fail the mission to help his friends.
He is also very good at handling a boat. I have to ask - does anyone know if he has been in any of Verne's previous stories at it seems like he has an amazing past. If he hasn't been present and that is just what is built up by the writing in this book I am speechless. His trusty French manservant is amazing too - Not for a long time have two characters been so three dimensional and have I truly cared about them so much in or so pages. This dude is clever, he worries like he is always ruining the plan but he is very loyal, apt gymnast and sometimes lifesaver.
Other characters Fix a stalking policeman and Aouda a rescued Indian damsel are amazingly created colourful characters too. I don't want to say too much of the story but it takes places all over the world. Full of amazing set pieces that whilst being gripping always bring a smile to your face. Travelling on an elephant to rescue a lady due to be burnt to the death, fighting bandits on railway lines in the US are just a couple of these many amazing incidents.
I was expecting a scene with a hot air balloon which I see in all the film version advertisments which spoiler is not in the book. Love as always. James x [ I first read this book at school about 60 years ago, and having started to watch a new television adaptation thought I should go back and re-read it.
The story differs from any T. However, the original story is very exciting, and in typical Jules Verne fashion gathers pace throughout. I'd take this book over a film ot T. Do yourself a favour and read it. One person found this helpful. Jules Verne gave us here Phileas Fogg, a totally fictional character but one that still remains more famous than any of the real life people who actually have done the trip that Mr Fogg undertakes.
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He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit. It was at least certain that Phileas Fogg had not absented himself from London for many years. Those who were honoured by a better acquaintance with him than the rest, declared that nobody could pretend to have ever seen him anywhere else. His sole pastimes were reading the papers and playing whist.
He often won at this game, which, as a silent one, harmonised with his nature; but his winnings never went into his purse, being reserved as a fund for his charities. Fogg played, not to win, but for the sake of playing. The game was in his eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes. Phileas Fogg was not known to have either wife or children, which may happen to the most honest people; either relatives or near friends, which is certainly more unusual.
He lived alone in his house in Saville Row, whither none penetrated. A single domestic sufficed to serve him. He breakfasted and dined at the club, at hours mathematically fixed, in the same room, at the same table, never taking his meals with other members, much less bringing a guest with him; and went home at exactly midnight, only to retire at once to bed.
He never used the cosy chambers which the Reform provides for its favoured members. He passed ten hours out of the twenty-four in Saville Row, either in sleeping or making his toilet. When he chose to take a walk it was with a regular step in the entrance hall with its mosaic flooring, or in the circular gallery with its dome supported by twenty red porphyry Ionic columns, and illumined by blue painted windows.
When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club-its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy-aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.
If to live in this style is to be eccentric, it must be confessed that there is something good in eccentricity. The mansion in Saville Row, though not sumptuous, was exceedingly comfortable. The habits of its occupant were such as to demand but little from the sole domestic, but Phileas Fogg required him to be almost superhumanly prompt and regular.
On this very 2nd of October he had dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth had brought him shaving-water at eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit instead of eighty-six; and he was awaiting his successor, who was due at the house between eleven and half-past. Phileas Fogg was seated squarely in his armchair, his feet close together like those of a grenadier on parade, his hands resting on his knees, his body straight, his head erect; he was steadily watching a complicated clock which indicated the hours, the minutes, the seconds, the days, the months, and the years.
At exactly half-past eleven Mr. Fogg would, according to his daily habit, quit Saville Row, and repair to the Reform. A rap at this moment sounded on the door of the cosy apartment where Phileas Fogg was seated, and James Forster, the dismissed servant, appeared. A young man of thirty advanced and bowed. I believe I'm honest, monsieur, but, to be outspoken, I've had several trades.
I've been an itinerant singer, a circus-rider, when I used to vault like Leotard, and dance on a rope like Blondin. Then I got to be a professor of gymnastics, so as to make better use of my talents; and then I was a sergeant fireman at Paris, and assisted at many a big fire. But I quitted France five years ago, and, wishing to taste the sweets of domestic life, took service as a valet here in England.
Finding myself out of place, and hearing that Monsieur Phileas Fogg was the most exact and settled gentleman in the United Kingdom, I have come to monsieur in the hope of living with him a tranquil life, and forgetting even the name of Passepartout.
Fix becomes acquainted with Passepartout without revealing his purpose. Fogg promises the steamer engineer a large reward if he gets them to Bombay early. They dock two days ahead of schedule. After reaching India, they take a train from Bombay to Calcutta. Fogg learns that the Daily Telegraph article was wrong; an 80 km 50 mi stretch of track from Kholby to Allahabad has not yet been built. Fogg purchases an elephant, hires a guide and starts toward Allahabad.
They come across a procession in which a young Indian woman, Aouda , is to undergo sati. Since she is drugged with opium and hashish and is obviously not going voluntarily, the travellers decide to rescue her. They follow the procession to the site, where Passepartout takes the place of Aouda's deceased husband on the funeral pyre.
He rises from the pyre during the ceremony, scaring off the priests and carries Aouda away. The twelve hours gained earlier are lost but Fogg shows no regret. The travellers hasten to catch the train at the next railway station, taking Aouda with them. At Calcutta, they board a steamer the Rangoon going to Hong Kong , with a day's stopover in Singapore.
Fix has Fogg and Passepartout arrested. They jump bail and Fix follows them to Hong Kong. He shows himself to Passepartout, who is delighted to again meet his travelling companion from the earlier voyage. In Hong Kong, it turns out that Aouda's distant relative, in whose care they had been planning to leave her, has moved to Holland , so they decide to take her with them to Europe.
Passepartout becomes convinced that Fix is a spy from the Reform Club. Fix confides in Passepartout, who does not believe a word and remains convinced that his master is not a bank robber. To prevent Passepartout from informing his master about the premature departure of their next vessel, the Carnatic, Fix gets Passepartout drunk and drugs him in an opium den. Passepartout still manages to catch the steamer to Yokohama but cannot inform Fogg that the steamer is leaving the evening before its scheduled departure date.
Fogg discovers that he missed his connection. He searches for a vessel that will take him to Yokohama , finding a pilot boat, the Tankadere , that takes him and Aouda to Shanghai , where they catch a steamer to Yokohama. In Yokohama, they search for Passepartout, believing he arrived there on the Carnatic as initially planned. They find him in a circus, trying to earn the fare for his homeward journey. Reunited, the four board a paddle-steamer, the General Grant, taking them across the Pacific to San Francisco.
Fix promises Passepartout that now, having left British soil, he will no longer try to delay Fogg's journey but instead support him in getting back to Britain so he can arrest Fogg in Britain itself. In San Francisco, they board a transcontinental train to New York , encountering several obstacles along the way: a massive herd of bison crossing the tracks, a failing suspension bridge and a band of Sioux warriors ambushing the train.
After uncoupling the locomotive from the carriages, Passepartout is kidnapped by the Indian warriors. Fogg rescues him after American soldiers volunteer to help. They continue by a wind-powered sledge to Omaha , where they get a train to New York. In New York, having missed the ship China , Fogg looks for alternative transport.
He finds a steamboat, Henrietta , destined for Bordeaux, France. He then bribes the crew to mutiny and make course for Liverpool. Against hurricane winds and going on full steam, the boat runs out of fuel after a few days. Fogg buys the boat from the captain and has the crew burn all the wooden parts to keep up the steam. The companions arrive at Queenstown Cobh , Ireland, take the train to Dublin and then a ferry to Liverpool , still in time to reach London before the deadline.
Once on English soil, Fix produces a warrant and arrests Fogg. A short time later, the misunderstanding is cleared up — the actual robber, an individual named James Strand, had been caught three days earlier in Edinburgh. Fogg has missed the train and arrives in London five minutes late, certain he has lost the wager. The following day Fogg apologises to Aouda for bringing her with him since he now has to live in poverty and cannot support her.
Aouda confesses that she loves him and asks him to marry her. As Passepartout notifies a minister, he learns that he is mistaken in the date — it is not 22 December, but instead 21 December. Because the party had travelled eastward, their days were shortened by four minutes for each of the degrees of longitude they crossed; thus, although they had experienced the same amount of time abroad as people had experienced in London, they had seen 80 sunrises and sunsets while London had seen only Passepartout informs Fogg of his mistake and Fogg hurries to the Reform Club just in time to meet his deadline and win the wager.
It was during the Franco-Prussian War — in which Verne was conscripted as a coastguard; he was having financial difficulties his previous works were not paid royalties ; his father had died recently; and he had witnessed a public execution , which had disturbed him. The technological innovations of the 19th century had opened the possibility of rapid circumnavigation, and the prospect fascinated Verne and his readership.
In particular, three technological breakthroughs occurred in —70 that made a tourist-like around-the-world journey possible for the first time: the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in America , the linking of the Indian railways across the sub-continent , and the opening of the Suez Canal It was another notable mark at the end of an age of exploration and the start of an age of fully global tourism that could be enjoyed in relative comfort and safety.
It sparked the imagination that anyone could sit down, draw up a schedule, buy tickets and travel around the world, a feat previously reserved for only the most heroic and hardy of adventurers. The closing date of the novel, 21 December , was the same date as the serial publication. As it was being published serially for the first time, some readers believed that the journey was actually taking place — bets were placed, and some railway companies and ship liner companies lobbied Verne to appear in the book.
It is unknown if Verne submitted to their requests, but the descriptions of some rail and shipping lines [ which? At the time of publication and until , a de jure International Date Line did not exist. If it did, he would have been made aware of the change in date once he reached this line.
Thus, the day he added to his clock throughout his journey would be removed upon crossing this imaginary line. However, Fogg's mistake would not have been likely to occur in the real world because a de facto date line did exist. When he arrived in San Francisco, he would have noticed that the local date was one day earlier than shown in his travel diary. Consequently, it is unlikely he would fail to notice that the departure dates of the transcontinental train in San Francisco and of the China steamer in New York were one day earlier than his travel diary.
He would also somehow have to avoid looking at any newspapers. Additionally, in Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? Following publication in , various people attempted to follow Fogg's fictional circumnavigation, often within self-imposed constraints:. The idea of a trip around the world within a set period had clear external origins. It was popular before Verne published his book in Even the title Around the World in Eighty Days is not original.
Several sources have been hypothesized as the origins of the story. In early , the Erie Railway Company published a statement of routes, times, and distances detailing a trip around the globe of 38, km 23, mi in seventy-seven days and twenty-one hours.
In , Thomas Cook organised the first around-the-world tourist trip, leaving on 20 September and returning seven months later. The journey was described in a series of letters published in as Letter from the Sea and from Foreign Lands, Descriptive of a tour Round the World.
Scholars have pointed out similarities between Verne's account and Cook's letters. However, some argue that Cook's trip happened too late to influence Verne. According to a second-hand account, Verne refers to a Cook advertisement as a source for the idea of his book. In interviews in and , Verne says the source was "through reading one day in a Paris cafe" and "due merely to a tourist advertisement seen by chance in the columns of a newspaper.
All of these point to Cook's advert as being a probable spark for the idea of the book. The periodical Le Tour du monde 3 October contained a short piece titled "Around the World in Eighty Days", which refers to km mi of the railway not yet completed between Allahabad and Bombay, a central point in Verne's work.
Scholars [ who? A possible inspiration was the traveller George Francis Train , who made four trips around the world, including one in 80 days in Similarities include the hiring of a private train and being imprisoned. Train later claimed, "Verne stole my thunder. I'm Phileas Fogg. Regarding the idea of gaining a day, Verne said of its origin: "I have a great number of scientific odds and ends in my head.
The story was not written until long after. I carry ideas about in my head for years — ten, or 15 years, sometimes — before giving them form. Verne cited an article in Nature , and Edgar Allan Poe 's short story "Three Sundays in a Week" , which was also based on going around the world and the difference in a day linked to a marriage at the end. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Around the World in Eighty Days disambiguation. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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In early , the Erie Railway Company published a statement of routes, times, and distances detailing a trip around the globe of 38, km 23, mi in seventy-seven days and twenty-one hours. In , Thomas Cook organised the first around-the-world tourist trip, leaving on 20 September and returning seven months later. The journey was described in a series of letters published in as Letter from the Sea and from Foreign Lands, Descriptive of a tour Round the World. Scholars have pointed out similarities between Verne's account and Cook's letters.
However, some argue that Cook's trip happened too late to influence Verne. According to a second-hand account, Verne refers to a Cook advertisement as a source for the idea of his book. In interviews in and , Verne says the source was "through reading one day in a Paris cafe" and "due merely to a tourist advertisement seen by chance in the columns of a newspaper.
All of these point to Cook's advert as being a probable spark for the idea of the book. The periodical Le Tour du monde 3 October contained a short piece titled "Around the World in Eighty Days", which refers to km mi of the railway not yet completed between Allahabad and Bombay, a central point in Verne's work. Scholars [ who? A possible inspiration was the traveller George Francis Train , who made four trips around the world, including one in 80 days in Similarities include the hiring of a private train and being imprisoned.
Train later claimed, "Verne stole my thunder. I'm Phileas Fogg. Regarding the idea of gaining a day, Verne said of its origin: "I have a great number of scientific odds and ends in my head. The story was not written until long after. I carry ideas about in my head for years — ten, or 15 years, sometimes — before giving them form. Verne cited an article in Nature , and Edgar Allan Poe 's short story "Three Sundays in a Week" , which was also based on going around the world and the difference in a day linked to a marriage at the end.
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Le Temps as serial  Pierre-Jules Hetzel book form. The Fur Country. The Mysterious Island. The only time he speaks to other people is at the Reform Club, where he goes to read newspapers and play cards. He does not play to win. He plays for the enjoyment of the game. He often wins, but he does not keep the money. He gives it to charity. He likes to see his games as a challenge; a challenge that does not require any physical effort. He has lunch at the Reform Club every day, in the same room, at the same table.
He goes home at midnight. He lives in his house in Savile Row, a good address in central London. No one ever goes there, except his manservant, who must always be on time and be completely loyal to Phileas Fogg. In fact, this very morning, his manservant lost his job because the water he brought Phileas Fogg was too hot to shave with. And this is where our story begins. Phileas Fogg was sitting in his armchair waiting for his new manservant at some time between eleven and half past eleven.
At exactly half past eleven Mr Fogg goes to the Reform Club.
Destinations All Across Europe, Africa, Asia and The Americas. Find Out More Online. 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. Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in French in In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in.