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Around the World in Eighty Days By Jules Verne
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman and bachelor living in solitude at Number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a... More > modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Later on that day, in the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph, stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a large wager from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. During the trip, they come across a procession in which a young Indian woman, Aouda, is to be sacrificed by the process of suttee the next day by Brahmins. Since the young woman is drugged and is obviously not going voluntarily, the travellers decide to rescue her...< Less
Around the World In Eighty Days By Jules Verne
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman and bachelor living in solitude at Number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a... More > modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Later on that day, in the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph, stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a large wager from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. During the trip, they come across a procession in which a young Indian woman, Aouda, is to be sacrificed by the process of suttee the next day by Brahmins. Since the young woman is drugged and is obviously not going voluntarily, the travellers decide to rescue her...< Less
Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days - A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection By Dr. Robert C. Worstell, Jules Verne
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Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout... More > attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1,324,289 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. During this transcontinental adventure, the reclusive bachelor finds love, is involved in mastering various catastrophes place in his path, and spends half his wealth in pursuit of the wager. He is meanwhile being tracked by a bounty hunter who is certain that Fogg is a notorious bank-robber. The story involves cliff-hanger outcomes in exotic locations - right through to the surprise ending. About the Midwest Journal Writers' Club: This was created by popular request to enable any beginning or established author to improve their skills by studying quality editions of classic bestselling fiction. Join at Midwest Journal Press.< Less