978-1-85326-090-2 / 9781853260902

Around the World in Eighty Days: 5 Weeks in a Balloon (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection)


Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd



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Paperback. Pub Date :1997-8-1 Pages: 359 Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd 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 Foggs 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 Vernes 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 Contents:. AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other as master and man In which Pa...

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