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by Jules Verne, William Butcher
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
TITLE: Around the World in Eighty Days AUTHOR: Jules Verne TRANSLATOR: William Butcher DATE PUBLISHED: 2008 (reissue) PUBLICATION: Oxford World's Classics FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780199552511 ________________________________ DESCRIPTION: "With the words 'Here I am, gentlemen...
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
What I learned from this book: travelling by train is far more dangerous and troubling than travelling by boat. What happens to Phileas Fogg and his group during their train travels is insane. About halfway through the book I switched to the audiobook, narrated by Jim Dale, and this choice has bee...
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
"A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager," replied Phileas Fogg, solemnly. With this we're off to the one of the best adventure stories... And no matter how often I read this book, I still get excited about whether they will make it back to the Reform C...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 2 years ago
That was awesome! I love when these classics turn out to be addictive page-turners. Even though I knew Fogg had to triumph, I admit I had several moments of true anxiety, so double points. Into the podium of Verne's favorites it goes. Now, what do I do with this furious raging of my wanderlust?
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 3 years ago
This is full of adventure. It was written at a time when people couldn’t find facts about other parts of the world as easily as we can today. Even though it may not be completely accurate, it sparks an interest by showing different countries around the world. I enjoyed the trip. It highlights di...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I just noticed a little oddity with Goodreads in France: they used 'et' instead of 'and' when it tells you that people have liked a review. Mind you, they still use the work 'like' and opposed to 'aimer', which is a little disappointing, though apparently the word like, when used in the context of l...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 4 years ago
More like five days for me really, though even that is too long for a 250 pages book. Well, it’s an audiobook and I only listened to it while commuting to work.Yes, that is a silly intro but what I meant is that while listening to the book I often felt transported along with Phileas Fogg and crew. T...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 6 years ago
SpoilersThis is Jules Verne's masterpiece and not 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as it is usually credited to be.Before beginning, I want to address a criticism of the book that it is pro-colonial and racist, which given the era that it was written in is a grossly unfair criticism of the book. Verne ...
XLeptodactylous rated it 6 years ago
At no point does Phileas Fogg or Passepartout get in an air balloon. Lies, all lies.
Anfenwick rated it 6 years ago
Although it's really focused on the mechanics of getting around the world, RTW in 80 Days has more character development than some other Verne books and a few surprising plot twists. The manservant Passepartout evolves a lot during the journey and Phileas Fogg himself behaves in a more and more surp...
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