Around the World in Eighty Days by Verne, Jules

Around the World in Eighty Days

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Verne's classic novel of global voyaging

One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.

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Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 05/04/2004
Pages: 248
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 7.88h x 5.08w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780140449068
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 9.6
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 504 / Around the World in Eighty Days

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 07/06/2004 pg. 94

About the Author
In 1863, Jules Verne (1828-1905) published Five Weeks in a Balloon, and struck a new vein in fiction - stories that combined popular science and exploration. He wrote 54 novels in the Extraordinary Voyages series.

Michael Glencross, the translator, has written widely on French literature and culture.

Brian Aldiss is a distinguished Science Fiction writer as well as a poet, essayist, dramatist, SF historian and critic.