Round The World In Eighty Days

Round The World In Eighty Days

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Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 253
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172230419


Round 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.

Mr 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 round the world by steamship, 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.

He sets out with this newly appointed French servant, Passepartout. In Suez, a detective attaches himself to the party in the belief that Mr. Fogg is the bank robber who had made away with $ 55, 000 from the Bank of England. Mr. Fogg's itinerary takes hi through Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong-Kong, yokihama, San Francisco, New York, and Liverpool with strange, exciting, and sometimes blood-curdling incidents en route. On the way from Bombay to Calcutta he rescues a beautiful woman from the suttee, his train runs at a tremendous speed across a crumbling bridge, Sioux Indians attack the train and kidnap the servant. Mr. Fogg is arrested twice, and he has to hijack a ship to cross the Atlantic in order to reach London on time. An yet, at the last moment, it seems that success has eluded him. A geographical error saves him, however, and not only does he win the bet but also the fair hand of the lady he rescued from the funeral pyre.





In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other-the one as Master, the other as Servant
In which Passepartout is Convinced that He has found his Ideal
In which a conversation takes place which may cost Phileas Fog Dearly
In which Phileas Fogg surprises Passé partout, His Servant, beyond measure
In which a New Security appears on the London Exchange
In which the Agent, Fix, shows a very Proper Impatience
Which shows once more the uselessness of Passports in Police Matters
In which Passepartout perhaps talks a little More than is Proper
In which the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean show themselves Propitous to Phileas Fogg's designs
In which Passepartout is only too Happy to get off with the Loss of his Shoes
In which Phileas Fogg Buys a Conveyance at a Fabulous Price
In which Phileas Fogg and his Companions venture through the Forests of India, and what Follows
In which Passepartout Proves again that Fortune smiles upon the Bold
In which Phileas Fogg descends the entire Splendid Valley of the Ganges without ever thinking of looking at it.
In which the Bag with the Bank-notes is releved of a few Thousand Pounds more
In which Fix has not the Appearance of knowing anything about the Maters concerning which they Talk to Him
In which one thing and another is talked about during the Trip from Singapore to Hong-Kong
In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and fix each goes about His Own Business
In which Passepartout takes a little too lively Interest in His Master, and what follows
In which Fix comes in Direct Contact with Phileas Fogg
in which the Master of the Tankadere runs great risk of losing a Reward of Two Hundred Pounds
In which Passeportout sees very well that, even at the antipodes, it is prudent to have some Money in One's Pocket
in which Passepartout's nose is lengthened enormously
During which is Accomplished the Voyage across the Pacific ocean
In which a slight glimpse of San Francisco is had-a Political Meeting
In which Our Party takes the express Train on the Pacific Railroad
In which Passé partout follows, with a speed of Twenty Miles an Hour, a Course of Mormon History
in which certain Incidents are Related, Only to be met with on the Railroads of the United States
In which Phileas Fogg simply does His Duty
In which the Detective Fix takes seriously in charge Ophileas Fogg's Interests
In which Phileas Fogg engages in a Direct Struggle with Ill Luck
In which Phileas Fogg shows Himself equal to Circumstances
Which gives Passepartout the Opportunity of letting out some Atrocious, but perhaps, Unpublished Words
In which Passpartout does not have Repeated to Him Twice the Order His Master gives Him
In which Phileas fogg is again at a Premium in the Market
In which it is proved that Phileas Fogg has gained nothing by Making his Tour of the World, unless it be Happiness