Around the World in 80 Days ( Unabridged Classics) : The Originals
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ISBN: 9789352767076 Pages: 240 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 200 gm.
About The Book
The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment. Jules Verneâ€™s around the world in 80 days (1873) is the story of Phileas Fogg, an affluent English gentleman who leads a solitary life. Though Fogg doesnâ€™t boast of a vibrant social life, he is a member of the reform club. After reading an article in the daily Telegraph about the opening of a new Railway section in India, which promises to make travel around the world possible in 80 days, he accepts a wager for 20, 000 from fellow club members, which will be given to him only if he makes it around the world in 80 days. With his newly employed French manservant Passe-partout, he leaves London by train on 2 October 1872. From rescuing a Rajaâ€™s young wife from Sati in the exotic land of India, boarding a train from San Francisco to new York which is attacked by a livid Sioux tribe, to finding a Steamboat destined for Bordeaux, France, the heroic travellerâ€™ adventures continue to mesmerise readers even today.
About Jules Verne
8 February 1828, Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet and
playwright who has also been the second most-translated writer in the world
Popular for writing about air, underwater and space travel much before
submarines or air travel became a reality, Verne was a visionary. Early in
life, he began writing for magazines and his collaboration with Pierre-Jules
Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires series that
included Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), 20,000 Leagues Under The
Sea (1870) and Around The World In 80 Days (1873). A writer of plays, poems,
operetta libretti, short stories, essays and miscellaneous non-fiction,
Verne, in his works imagined a more harmonious and humanitarian society.
English translations of Verne's novels began in 1869 with William
Lackland's translation of Five Weeks In A Balloon (originally published in
1863), and continued throughout his writing career, with publishers and
translators working together to have his most popular books printed into
On Verne and his influence on literature, Ray Bradbury had remarked, We
are all, in one way or another, the children of Jules Verne.