This book is an abridged version of the original in a special collection from Hachette entitled Lecture Facile (Easy Reading) and it is 77 pages long - Level 1 out of 3 with 3 being the advanced version. I used it in a level 4 French class and found it to be very useful for teaching purposes. The entire text is written in the present and the compound past so it is a great beginning reader useful to motivate inexperienced readers of French. The story is a delight and the relationships between the characters is what held everyone's attention. It is apparently timeless as all of the students commented that they loved this book. I rate it four stars because I like the full version so much better. But again, this is a great beginning reader.
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Siempre pensé que parte de la “Vuelta del Mundo en 80 Días” se hacía en globo. (O quizás, me estoy confundiendo con la novela “cinco semanas…”. El problema con estas ediciones gratuitas es que nunca se sabe si están completas o no. Pero hay que reconocer; sin ellas y el Kindle nunca habría vuelto a leer estos clásicos de la literatura francesa. Un excelente libro, por si…
I am really enjoying reading this book in the original French and an English translation at the same time. I am able to understand most of it and it's really cool to read some of the things that were omitted from the translation. I really like the dryly humorous tone of the original.
If you like Jules Verne novels and you can read French, you will enjoy this Amazon book. The French edition has a flavor not found in translation. I have read both versions and have seen the movie (more than once), I enjoyed reading the French version best. Much of the author's feelings get lost in translation.