Around the World in Eighty Days & Five Weeks in a Balloon

Around the World in Eighty Days Five Weeks in a Balloon Around the World in Eighty Days relates the hair raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg who succeeds but only just in circling the globe within eighty days The d

Around the World in Eighty Days 1873 relates the hair raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds but only just in circling the globe within eighty days The dour Fogg s obsession with his timetable is complemented by the dynamism and versatility of his French manservant, Passepartout, whose talent for getting into scrapes bAround the World in Eighty Days 1873 relates the hair raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds but only just in circling the globe within eighty days The dour Fogg s obsession with his timetable is complemented by the dynamism and versatility of his French manservant, Passepartout, whose talent for getting into scrapes brings colour and suspense to the race against time.Five Weeks in a Balloon 1863 was Verne s first novel It documents an apocryphal jaunt across the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and ever capable Dr Fergusson, the prototype of the Vernian adventurer.Librarian s Note This is an alternate cover edition ISBN 13 9781853260902

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  1. Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science fiction He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864 , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1870 , and Around the World in Eighty Days 1873 Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie His prominent novels have been made into films Verne, along with H G Wells, is often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.

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  1. AT THE BEGINNING Saw the Mike Todd movie AGAIN last week with a perfectly cast David Niven as Phileas Fogg and the ever effervescent Mexican actor Cantinflas as Passepartout.And realised I had always avoided the book like the Plague Well, why shouldn t the book be as delightful as the film I asked myself in a revelatory moment Well, WHY NOT Why not go get IT After my final session on my root canal therapy this morning at the dentist, I wandered off in the mall to find the tables of books and the [...]

  2. This is my first time reading Around the World in Eighty Days , and I ve never seen any of the movies associated with it but I thought there was a hot air balloon in it I thought that was the full title Around the World in Eighty Days in a Hot Air Balloon But no balloons Just trains, ships, sleds, and elephants I also thought the main character s name was Phineas Fogg, not Phileas Fogg, but maybe I got it confused with Phineas and Ferb I don t know Anyway, I thought the book was a little slow to [...]

  3. Launching into the new year with a classicwith the play to see next week.Also recently saw the movie, not THE movie but the one by Jackie Chen which was HILARIOUS 15 Jan The local play with five actors portraying 42 characters was very creative Five stars.The second half of the book was better than the beginning I was glad to have picked this up.

  4. This is one of those stories that I can t believe I had never read before I have heard of it all my life, but I hadn t so much as seen it as a movie lists no less than five different versions before this week It s a short read, no than a few hours, but it is a fun story The setting is London, 1872 While discussing a robbery that had recently taken place at the Bank of England, a group of English gentlemen begin to wager on how long it would take a man to travel completely around the world Mr Ph [...]

  5. My thoughts after I finished Around the World in 80 Days 1 I aspire to be as calm as Phileas Fogg.2 As a backpacker who has spent a night at a train station, I envy his money Well, money do buy everything, so spend it for things and ppl you love, instead of just endlessly, greedily accumulate it.3 Fogg s sensibility really takes him places Paired with Passepartout, they make a dynamic duo I love how they try to understand, instead of fear or try to conquest what is foreign, how they try to respe [...]

  6. Jules Verne is hailed or perhaps pilloried as one of the forerunners of the science fiction novel I picked up this book out of curiosity, having read of the inventions he had imagined in some of his writing that, at least as general concepts, turned out to be feasible many decades later It s actually two short novels, Around the World in Eighty Days and Five Weeks in a Balloon.Primarily, these stories are adventure stories, and so are a light read Some have considered Verne s writing to be for y [...]

  7. Around the World in Eighty Days and Five Weeks in a Balloon are both stories of an imperturbable Englishman and his emotional valet racing against the clock in exotic foreign lands, but where the first is a delight, the latter is a bore Eighty Days is briskly told, loads of fun, and ends on a surprisingly affecting note Five Weeks is much, much longer, it has several scenes where the science of ballooning is explained at great length to always adoring listeners, and where Eighty Days wears it s [...]

  8. This was quite a fun read I was hoping for from Five Weeks in a Balloon, but toward the end it pulled me in once again And going to a Hot Air Balloon Festival while reading this book helped me appreciate it as well.

  9. A swashbuckling adventure It contains two novels in one book for a really cheap price Definitely worth checking out if you are into fantasy themed stories.

  10. There s not a single hot air balloon in Around the World in Eighty Days I thought it was a book about traveling in a hot air balloon Not the case, folks.

  11. This is the first Jules Verne novel I ve ever read although the hits have permeated popular culture in every way possible, I d simply never got around to tackling one in print form up until now.It was actually rather good Well, good in a qualified way The plot is tight, the peril is guided nicely, nothing is too offensive, nothing is too exciting, nothing is too boring all in all, it s a very professionally written, well crafted novel But Verne couldn t do characterisation for nuts Fogg is a mac [...]

  12. It was a quick read with a fantastical story that definitely had its funny and interesting bits, but that unfortunately failed to live up to my granted very high expectations Amusing enough though and a fantastic story at the time, I m sure

  13. Well, well Would ya look at that This here s a two for one special review To be honest, I thought I should split this up since it is technically two reviews, but couldn t persuade myself to do so After all, it s all in one book While I love my copy, it s kinda a shame I don t have the stories separately shrugs AnywhoAround the World in Eighty Days was awesome and far better than I had ever hoped I loved it so much, I read the entire thing and went around the world myself in less than ten hours n [...]

  14. I ve seen several versions of this tale, but the book beats them all hands down as usual The civil discourses between Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout in the face of calamity are priceless Especially recommended for anyone who has ever gone on Semester at Sea

  15. Title Around the World in 80 DaysAuthor Jules VerneGenre Young AdultChallenges 101 Books in 1001 Days, TBR Lite Challenge 2009, A to Z Reading Challenge, Numbers Challenge, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, 2009 YA Young Adult Challenge, The Year Of Readers 2009Rating 4 5No of Pages Audio 304 pgs Published From the back English gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune so he can travel around the world in only 80 days Along the way he meets a beautiful p [...]

  16. Around the World was easily a 4 star story but 5 Weeks was just a lukewarm 3 stars But that s not to say I didn t enjoy my first Jules Verne read After all, what s not to like about British characters wearing top hats and speaking in Victorian english while they go on these fantastic adventures Yes, they all wear top hats in my mind And monocles.Around the World was a fun little read The main character Phileas Fogg I particularly liked The plot was good, if not comical at times, and it had a goo [...]

  17. This is the first time I have read an unabridged edition of Around The World though I have already read an abridged albeit child friendly version twice before The complete edition has a little bit action in it i.e the gunfight with the Indians Actually, I bought this book just for that, the unabridged version of Around The World.However, I was thankful I bought a copy that also has Five Weeks As it turns out, this novel is exciting and dramatic than Around The World The behaviors of the chara [...]

  18. I was positively surprised by this book I have heard from others that some books by Jules Verne tend to be quite boring, so I didn t think that this one would be very interesting It was well written and quite interesting Toward the end, when I found out that he made it back five minutes too late, it made me angry because it was not his fault that he was too late He does not take it too badly however, because he finds true happiness after the journey After travelling all round the world, Mr Fogg [...]

  19. Around the World in Eighty Days is everything I remember, and nothing with Jackie Chan Wonderful read given that Verne never traveled, except a very short trip to NY where all he saw was the ride up to Niagara Falls and back to the NY harbor.5 Weeks in a Balloon was very colorful, with a lot of language that would make a modern librarian blanch due to its lack of political correctness but it was not in appropriate in context This was my first time reading 5 Weeks in a Balloon, and for about 2 3r [...]

  20. I didn t think I had read either of these, however Around the World in 80 days seemed incredibly familiar to the extent I knew the ending, although some of it was not at all familiar I enjoyed the story on the whole, although I felt it was lacking in helping you picture the places they passed through.Five Weeks in a Ballon was also a good read, the only thing that got on my nerves was the fact tat where they were in the country was told as co ordinate which mean very little to me There were time [...]

  21. It is an adventure of the world whose journey is beyond my imagination The story is very interesting full of unexpected accidents here and there It took me almost than 4 weeks to go with them around the world to explore the new things happening on the way.The English language is decent and humorous.I have enlarged my vocabulary on geography, history , customs and religions of each local country.

  22. Around the World in 80 Days Really amusing story about a guy who makes a bet with his friends about traveling the world in 80 days Adventures ensue I really liked it Five Weeks in a Balloon sigh It was really hard to enjoy this one due to all the racism I get that it s a product of the time period it was written in mid 1800s but I do not like reading about savage n ers in any sense It was uncomfortable to read.

  23. I thought it would be fun to read this book after reading Captain NemoI was right It made the very dry writing style a bit interesting because you felt like you knew the secret behind the words.

  24. A classic for a reason I can t believe I ve never read this before While it was old it was entertaining and kept me engaged the whole time I absolutely loved the end and didn t see that coming at all I would highly recommend the book to anyone who wants to read a classic and doesn t know which will do and to all adventure lovers in general.

  25. aku dapet buku bekas yang terbit entah tahun berapa, keren banget kalo ada buku tentang perjalanan, buku ini termasuk buku yang menceritakan perjalanan mengelilingi dunia saat abad pertengahan eropa membaca buku ini memberikanku suntikan semangat bahwa semua hal itu mungkin bahkan untuk mengelilingi dunia hanya dalam waktu delapan puluh hari pada saat itu.

  26. Entertaining and fun, but a bit repetitive after a while I liked Around the World in Eighty Days much than 5 Weeks in a Balloon, but after reading both it makes sense that they would be put into a volume together I can see how all this would be considered quite adventurous in Verne s time period, but it s not quite so shocking adventurous to me.

  27. Around the World in Eighty Days is a novel me and my sister listened to as an audio book every summer, and it ll always have a special place in my memory Definitely a title everyone should read 5 55 Weeks in a Balloon well, it just wasn t that interesting Most times it was a bit boring and lacking suspension, but it did have its moments 3 5

  28. This is a good book, with a good idea But there s something that make this book looks boring I think it s because this book didn t have many description The plot is too fast, although every chapter have short part But the story is good and the character looks life.

  29. Really, really boring I don t mind a slightly overbearing writing style but this takes it too far The characters are flat, there is really no other way to describe them and there is no character development despite the desperate need for it.

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