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Verne, Jules.
New York : Morrow, 1988
IL 5-8, RL 7.0
ISBN 0688075088
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Phileas Fogg’s ever-so-precise daily routine is interrupted when he takes part in a wager among his friends at the Reform Club. The wager seems simple, to travel completely around the circumference of the Earth in eighty days. Problem is, in these times, parts of the world are savage and it will be incredibly difficult to accomplish. It has never been done before, only on paper. Theoretically, the shortest possible time to travel around the world is eighty days, but that’s assuming everything goes exactly according to plan and there are no delays. However, Phileas does not believe this. He believes that every possible delay, every possible accident or obstacle, has been added into the total amount of time. He sets off with his servant Passepartout, and begins his journey around the world. Will Phileas Fogg and Passepartout make the incredible journey around the world in less than eighty days?  (Geoff Buickus, High School Student)
SUBJECTS:     Voyages around the world -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.


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