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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780590430531
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 237
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In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes.

Around the World in Eighty Days Comprehension Guide

Around the World in Eighty Days Comprehension Guide

  • Author: Jonathan Daughtrey
  • Publisher: Veritas Press
  • ISBN: 9781932168815
  • Category:
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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Adventure stories
  • Page: 192
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One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

  • Author: Madhubun
  • Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
  • ISBN: 8125952160
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
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Travel and high on adventures, this book is especially appealing to young readers. Jules Verne’s intrepid travels take us both in time and place through strange environs — from the rescue of sati to a hair-raising confrontation with the marauding Sioux. The readers travel with the hero, Mr Fogg, and his lovable manservant, to exotic lands and experience the thrill and excitement of the breakneck adventures.

Eighty Days

Eighty Days

Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

  • Author: Matthew Goodman
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345527283
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was a young journalist from The Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days. The dramatic race that ensued would span twenty-eight thousand miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors’ lives forever. The two women were a study in contrasts. Nellie Bly was a scrappy, hard-driving, ambitious reporter from Pennsylvania coal country who sought out the most sensational news stories, often going undercover to expose social injustice. Genteel and elegant, Elizabeth Bisland had been born into an aristocratic Southern family, preferred novels and poetry to newspapers, and was widely referred to as the most beautiful woman in metropolitan journalism. Both women, though, were talented writers who had carved out successful careers in the hypercompetitive, male-dominated world of big-city newspapers. Eighty Days brings these trailblazing women to life as they race against time and each other, unaided and alone, ever aware that the slightest delay could mean the difference between victory and defeat. A vivid real-life re-creation of the race and its aftermath, from its frenzied start to the nail-biting dash at its finish, Eighty Days is history with the heart of a great adventure novel. Here’s the journey that takes us behind the walls of Jules Verne’s Amiens estate, into the back alleys of Hong Kong, onto the grounds of a Ceylon tea plantation, through storm-tossed ocean crossings and mountains blocked by snowdrifts twenty feet deep, and to many more unexpected and exotic locales from London to Yokohama. Along the way, we are treated to fascinating glimpses of everyday life in the late nineteenth century—an era of unprecedented technological advances, newly remade in the image of the steamship, the railroad, and the telegraph. For Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland—two women ahead of their time in every sense of the word—were not only racing around the world. They were also racing through the very heart of the Victorian age. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “What a story! What an extraordinary historical adventure!”—Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire “A fun, fast, page-turning action-adventure . . . the exhilarating journey of two pioneering women, Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, as they race around the globe.”—Karen Abbott, author of American Rose “[A] marvelous tale of adventure . . . The story of these two pioneering women unfolds amid the excitement, setbacks, crises, missed opportunities and a global trek unlike any other in its time. . . . Why would you want to miss out on the incredible journey that takes you to the finish line page after nail-biting page?”—Chicago Sun-Times (Best Books of the Year) “In a stunning feat of narrative nonfiction, Matthew Goodman brings the nineteenth century to life, tracing the history of two intrepid journalists as they tackled two male-dominated fields—world travel and journalism—in an era of incredible momentum.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

Round the World in Eighty Days

Round the World in Eighty Days

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3732624145
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 172
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Reproduction of the original.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

  • Author: Edited By S.E. Paces
  • Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788121926072
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
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Great Stories in Easy English

Eighty Days and Eighty Nights

Eighty Days and Eighty Nights

Wise Words for Everyday

  • Author: Raymond Apple
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475946546
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 64
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The author is passionately concerned about the quality of society. The eighty short chapters of this book dip into his thoughts on people and their problems and values. The title recalls Jules Verne's "Eighty Days Around the World".

Round the world in eighty days, tr. by H. Frith

Round the world in eighty days, tr. by H. Frith

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Around The World In Eighty Days

Around The World In Eighty Days

  • Author: Michael Palin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297863568
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not allowed.' Following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world. The rules were simple, but nothing else about the trip was straightforward... From a tour of Venice on a rubbish barge to ship spotting at the Suez Canal and the bicycle rush hour and snake snacks in China, this is an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself.