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

  • Title: Around the World in Eighty Days & Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Author: Jules Verne
  • ISBN: 9781853260902
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Around the World in Eighty Days & Five Weeks in a Balloon

    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. Wayne

      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 bo [...]

    2. Shaun

      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 [...]

    3. Constance

      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. Kipi

      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 more 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 [...]

    5. Esa Khairina

      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 [...]

    6. Ian

      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 [...]

    7. MH

      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' [...]

    8. The Orange Chair

      This was quite a fun read. I was hoping for more 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 more as well.

    9. Widyanto Gunadi

      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. Robbie Wiederhold

      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. Phil

      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: Fo [...]

    12. Diana

      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. Kirsten

      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 [...]

    14. Rosemary Snellman

      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. Sue

      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 [...]

    16. Thessa

      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 [...]

    17. Ric

      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 more '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 more exciting and more dramatic than Around The World. The b [...]

    18. Melanie Bartschi

      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 [...]

    19. Eric

      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 [...]

    20. Kingfan30

      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 ti [...]

    21. Mei

      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 more 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. Sherrie Pilkington

      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. Amelia Defield

      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 more interesting because you felt like you knew the secret behind the words.

    24. Lucy Delaney

      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. Nadia Fadhillah

      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. Mandy

      Entertaining and fun, but a bit repetitive after a while. I liked Around the World in Eighty Days much more 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. Kalle

      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. Liany D. Suwito

      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. Rebecca

      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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