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Title:Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:014044906X
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Number of Pages:252
Category:Classics, Fiction, Adventure, Science fiction

Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11) by Jules Verne, Michael Glencross, Brian W. Aldiss

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11) i To go around the world in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available was not only impossible it was madness i .

One ill fated evening at the Reform Club Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days and he is determined not to lose Breaking the well establised routine of his daily life the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover accompanied by his hot blooded French manservant Passepartout Travelling by train steamship sailing boat sledge and even elephant they must overcome storms kidnappings natural disasters Sioux attacks and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England to win the extraordinary wager i Around the World in Eighty Days i gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular combining exploration adventure and a thrilling race against time .

Michael Glencross s lively translation is accompanied by an introduction by Brian Aldiss which places Jules Verne s work in its literary and historical context There is also a detailed chronology notes and further reading

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Verne s tale of a trip to the moon is as you d expect from Verne great fun even if bits of it now seem in retrospect a little strange Our rocket ship gets shot out of a cannon To the moon Goodness But in other ways it s full of eerie bits of business that turned out to be very near reality he had the cost when you adjust for inflation almost exactly right There are other similarities too Verne s cannon was named the Columbiad the Apollo command module was named Columbia Apollo had a three person crew just as Verne s did and both blasted off from the American state of Florida Even the return to earth happened in more or less the same place Coincidence or fact We say you ll have to read this story yourself to judge, i To go around the world in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available was not only impossible it was madness i br br One ill fated evening at the Reform Club Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days and he is determined not to lose Breaking the well establised routine of his daily life the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover accompanied by his hot blooded French manservant Passepartout Travelling by train steamship sailing boat sledge and even elephant they must overcome storms kidnappings natural disasters Sioux attacks and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England to win the extraordinary wager i Around the World in Eighty Days i gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular combining exploration adventure and a thrilling race against time br br Michael Glencross s lively translation is accompanied by an introduction by Brian Aldiss which places Jules Verne s work in its literary and historical context There is also a detailed chronology notes and further reading, No description available, There was a large audience assembled on the th of January at the session of the Royal Geographical Society No Waterloo Place London The president Sir Francis M made an important communication to his colleagues in an address that was frequently interrupted by applause This rare specimen of eloquence terminated with the following sonorous phrases bubbling over with patriotism England has always marched at the head of nations for the reader will observe the nations always march at the head of each other by the intrepidity of her explorers in the line of geographical discovery General assent Dr Samuel Ferguson one of her most glorious sons will not reflect discredit on his origin No indeed from all parts of the hall