Around the World in 80 Days: (starbooks Classics Editions) (Abridged / Paperback)

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By Jules Verne, Adrian Doan Kim (Illustrator)
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Around the World in 80 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 attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a 20,000 wager (roughly 2 million today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real."
-- Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

"A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager."
-- Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

"I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new"
-- Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days.

About the Author

Jules Gabriel Verne (French: 8 February 1828 - 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, Verne was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted. Verne is the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, between the English-language writers Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare, and probably was the most-translated during the 1960s and 1970s. He is one of the authors sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781499773439
ISBN-10: 1499773439
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 200
Language: English