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Round the World in Eighty Days   By: (1828-1905)

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Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne is an absolute masterpiece that takes readers on an exhilarating adventure around the globe. From the moment I started reading, I was captivated by the vivid descriptions, the well-developed characters, and the constant tension that keeps the story moving at a thrilling pace.

The protagonist, Phileas Fogg, is a man of routine and precision who sets out to prove that it is possible to travel around the world in just eighty days. Joined by his loyal French valet, Passepartout, Fogg embarks on a journey full of unexpected twists and turns, encountering various obstacles along the way that put their tight schedule to the test.

Verne's writing style is incredibly immersive, transporting readers to each exotic location with remarkable detail. He effortlessly combines elements of adventure, mystery, and humor, making the story a delightful and entertaining read. The various landscapes and cultures that Fogg and Passepartout encounter add depth to the narrative, showcasing Verne's knowledge and imagination.

What truly stands out in Round the World in Eighty Days is Verne's ability to maintain suspense and keep readers engaged throughout the entire journey. As Fogg and his companions face one obstacle after another, readers are left guessing whether they will be able to complete their expedition on time. The constant race against the clock creates a sense of urgency and leaves the reader eagerly turning page after page.

Moreover, Verne's depiction of the characters adds another layer of enjoyment to the novel. Fogg, with his remarkable stoicism and unwavering determination, is a fascinating central figure to follow. Passepartout, on the other hand, provides a lighthearted touch to the story with his humorous mishaps and unique perspective on the places they visit.

Overall, Round the World in Eighty Days is a remarkable adventure that has stood the test of time. Jules Verne's imaginative storytelling and impeccable attention to detail make this novel an absolute must-read for fans of classic literature and lovers of thrilling journeys. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or enjoy armchair exploration, this book is sure to transport you on a whirlwind trip around the world, leaving you eager for more.

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By Jules Verne

Translated by Henry Frith


In which Phileas Fogg and Passe partout accept, relatively, the positions of Master and Servant.

In the year of grace One thousand eight hundred and seventy two, the house in which Sheridan died in 1816 viz. No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens was occupied by Phileas Fogg, Esq., one of the most eccentric members of the Reform Club, though it always appeared as if he were very anxious to avoid remark. Phileas had succeeded to the house of one of England's greatest orators, but, unlike his predecessor, no one knew anything of Fogg, who was impenetrable, though a brave man and moving in the best society. Some people declared that he resembled Byron merely in appearance, for he was irreproachable in tone but still a Byron with whiskers and moustache: an impassible Byron, who might live a thousand years and not get old.

A thorough Briton was Phileas Fogg, though perhaps not a Londoner. He was never seen on the Stock Exchange, nor at the Bank of England, nor at any of the great City houses. No vessel with a cargo consigned to Phileas Fogg ever entered the port of London. He held no Government appointment. He had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court. He had never pleaded at the Chancery Bar, the Queen's Bench, the Exchequer, or the Ecclesiastical Courts... Continue reading book >>

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