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Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics) Paperback – May 4, 2004
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Their travels take them through England, Paris, the Suez Canal, Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, America, and Ireland. In India they rescue a princess who stays on with them throughout the rest of their journey and a love interest grows between her and Fogg. There is also another subplot involving a bank robbery in England where 55 thousand pounds have been stolen, and Fogg is considered to be the main suspect. A detective Fix is assigned to follow Fogg and to arrest him once he sets foot on English territory.
This book seems to be split into two parts. During the first part of the book when things are going smoothly the servant Passepartout seems to be the main character. At each port Fogg stays in his cabin and just focuses on the next leg of the trip while Passepartout ventures out and gives you a description of the land. It would seem a shame to travel all around the world and not pause to take in any of the sights as Fogg does. I found most of these early chapters pretty mundane and uneventful.
The subplot with Fix at times becomes annoying, and it isn't until they are all working towards the same goal, that this line of the story improves.Read more ›
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I found t hard to read this book because the writing is old fashioned and the plot was slow. No spoilers but I thought the end was cheesy. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Carol
Classic. Slow and somewhat hard for young readers due to 20th century grammar. Great example of exposition for young readers. Conveys environment and sentiment of the period.Published 7 days ago by NotMarkTwain
A compellingly fun read. Jules Verne knows how to spin a fun tale.Published 17 days ago by R. Gross
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Classic. Funny and exciting. Plenty of adventure and likeable characters.Published 18 days ago by Adrian
Like all Jules Verne, it is about adventure and fun. A great book for all ages, but even better for kids.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer