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Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne

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English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

9788171674213 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 253

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Jules Verne
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Author: Jules Verne
Foreword/Introduction: G B Young
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 253
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788171674213

Description

Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of means of the most exact habits and unruffled temperament, lays a bet of £ 20,000 at the Reform Club in London, that he will make a trip around the world by a steamship, a railway train and other modes of transport in not more than eighty days. So great is the excitement aroused by the bet that a New Security appears on the London Exchange.

Mr. Fogg’s itinerary takes him through Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Erancisco, New York and Liverpool with strange, exciting and sometimes blood-curdling incidents en route.

Mr Fogg is arrested twice, and he has to hijack a ship to cross the Atlantic in order to reach on time.

On the way from Bombay to Calcutta, he rescues a beautiful woman from committing Sati, his train runs at a tremendous speed across a crumbling bridge and Sioux Indian attack the train. He not only wins the bet but also the fair hands of the lady he rescued from the funeral pyre. At the last moment it seems that success has eluded him, but a geographical error saves the day.

Around the World in Eighty Days, published in 1873, brought Jules Verne (1828-1905) to the height of his fame and prosperity, although, his earlier successes, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, were no less popular.

Contents

Contents

Jules Verne
Introduction

1. In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other-the one as Master, the other as Servant
2. In which Passepartout is convinced that He has Found His Ideal
3. In which a Conversation takes place which may cost Phileas Fogg dearly
4. In which Phileas Fogg surprises Passepartout, His Servant, beyond measure
5. In which a New Security appears on the London Exchange
6. In which the Agent, Fix, shows a very Proper Impatience
7. Which shows once more the Uselessness of Passports in Police Matters
8. In which Passepartout perhaps talks a little More than is Proper
9. In which the red Sea and the Indian Ocean show themselves Propitous to Phileas Fogg’s designs
10. In which Passepartout is only too Happy to get off with the Loss of his Shoes
11. In which Phileas Fogg buys a Conveyance at a Fabulous Price
12. In which Phileas Fogg and His Companions venture through the Forests of India, and what Follows
13. In which Passepartout Proves again that Fortune smiles upon the Bold
14. In which Phileas Fogg descends the entire Splendid Valley of the Ganges without ever thinking of looking at it
15. In which the Bag with the Bank-notes is relieved of a few Thousand Pounds more
16. In which Fix has not the Appearance of knowing anything about the Matters concerning which they Talk to Him
17. In which one thing and Another is talked about during the Trip from Singapore to Hong-Kong
18. In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix each goes about His Own Business
19. In which Passepartout takes a little too lively Interest in His Master, and what follows
20. In which Fix cames in Direct Contact with Phileas Fogg
21. In which the Master of the " Tankadere ” runs great risk of losing a Reward of Two Hundred Pounds
22. In which Passepartout sees very well that, even at the Antipodes, it is prudent to have some Money in One’s Pocket
23. In which Passepartout’s nose is lengthened enormously
24. During which is Accomplished the Voyage won the Pacific Ocean
25. In which a slight glimpse of San Francisco is had—a Political Meeting
26. In which Our Party takes the Express Train on the Pacific Railroad
27. In which Passepartout follows, with a speed of Twenty Mites an Hour, a Course of Mormon History
28. In which Passepartout could not succeed in making any- one listen to Reason
29. In which certain Incidents are Related, only to he met with on the Railroads of the United States
30. In which Phileas Fogg simply does His Duty
31. In which the Detective Fix takes seriously in charge Phileas Fogg’s Interests
32. In which Phileas Fogg engages in a Direct Struggle with Ill Luck
33. In Phileas Fogg shows Himself equal to Circumstances
34. Which gives Passepartout the Opportunity of letting out some Atrocious but perhaps, Unpublished Words
35. In which Passepartout does not have repeated to Him Twice the Order His Master gives Him
36. In which “Phileas Fogg” is again at a Premium in the Market
37. In which it is prived that Phileas Fogg has gained nothing by Making this Tour of the World, unless it be Happiness

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