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Around the World in Eighty Days [electronic resource]

Verne, Jules2006
The lively narrative recounts the journey by Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, in order to win the wager with Fogg's fellow club members. The pair undertake a fantastic world tour crossing three continents and two oceans and utilizing every means of transportation available in the 1870s: trains, steamers, an elephant, and a sail-sledge. All the while, they are being pursued by a private detective named Fix, who believes Fogg to be a bank robber. Assorted companions join the party, including a damsel in distress named Aouda, whom Fogg rescues. Phileas Fogg, back in London-having just by the remotest chance met the deadline, convinced Fix of his innocence, and collected the payment-now returns to his former life unchanged but for having Aouda as his bride. This is a marvelous travelogue mixed with dazzling suspense, delightful fantasy, and lively comedy where frustrating delays and death-defying exploits abound.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Publishing, 2006
1 online resource (1 audio file)
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