Around the World in 80 Days

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ISBN : 978-93-86063-36-6
AUTHOR NAME : JULES VERNE
YEAR: 2019
BOOK CODE: S-426
MEDIUM: English
Format: Paper Back
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Phileas Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. He travels through oceans, continents and countries using all possible means of transports and comes across several obstacles like storms, robbers, lack of communication, etc., but never gives up hope and tranquility—his most celebrated qualities. His final success at the last moment seems miraculous but it also ensures the reward of his determination......

In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout Accept each other, the one as Master, the other as Man; In which Passepartout is Convinced that he has at Last Found his Ideal; In which a Conversation takes Place which seems Likely to Cost Phileas Fogg Dear; In which Phileas Fogg Astounds Passepartout, his Servant; In which a New Species of Funds, Unknown to the Moneyed Men, Appears on Change; In which Fix, the Detective, Betrays a very Natural Impatience; In which Once More Demonstrates the Uselessness of Passports as Aids to Detectives; In which Passepartout Talks Rather More, Perhaps, than is Prudent; In which the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean Prove Propitious to the Designs of Phileas Fogg; In which Passepartout is only too Glad to get off with the Loss of his Shoes; In which Phileas Fogg Secures a Curious Means of Conveyance at a Fabulous Price; In which Phileas Fogg and his Companions Venture Across the Indian Forests, and what Ensued; In which Passepartout Receives a New Proof that Fortune Favors the Brave; In which Phileas Fogg Descends the whole Length of the Beautiful Valley of the Ganges Without Ever Thinking of Seeing it; In which the Bag of Banknotes Disgorges Some Thousands of Pounds More; In which Fix does not Seem to Understand in the Least what is Said to him; Showing what Happened on the Voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong; In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix go each about his Business; In which Passepartout takes a too Great Interest in his Master, and what comes of it; In which Fix comes Face to Face with Phileas Fogg; In which the Master of the “Tankadere” Runs Great Risk of Losing a Reward of Two Hundred Pounds; In which Passepartout Finds Out that, Even at the Antipodes, it is Convenient to have Some Money in One’s Pocket; In which Passepartout’s Nose Becomes Outrageously Long; During which Mr. Fogg and Party Cross the Pacific Ocean; In which a Slight Glimpse is had of San Francisco; In which Phileas Fogg and Party Travel by the Pacific Railroad; In which Passepartout Undergoes, At a Speed of Twenty Miles an Hour, A Course of Mormon History; In which Passepartout does not Succeed in Making Anybody Listen to Reason; In which Certain Incidents are Narrated which are only to be Met with on American Railroads; In which Phileas Fogg Simply does his Duty; In which Fix, the Detective, Considerably Furthers the Interests of Phileas Fogg; In which Phileas Fogg Engages in a Direct Struggle with Bad Fortune; In which Phileas Fogg Shows Himself Equal to the Occasion; In which Phileas Fogg at Last Reaches London; In which Phileas Fogg does not have to Repeat his Orders to Passepartout Twice; In which Phileas Fogg’s Name is Once More at a Premium on ‘Change’; In which it is Shown that Phileas Fogg Gained Nothing by his Tour Around the World, Unless it were Happiness;

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