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Around the World in 80 Days (Large Print)
Around the World in 80 Days - Large Print Author:Jules Verne In these days of powerful jet airplanes, going around the world in eighty days may not seem to be a hurry at all. Yet, just one hundred years ago, it was barely possible -- and not very likely. Railroad, steamship, lumbering elephants -- the schedules for all of them had to meet each other precisely to make such a wild notion come true. And when... more » you add to that the difficulties encountered with savage Indians, a detective who mistakes the traveler for a notorious criminal, and all the other problems of girdling a younger less-tamed world, it turns out to be quite an adventure.
Phileas Fogg, the English gentleman, who makes the fantastic trip on a bet, and his French manservant, Passepartout, are lively, contrasting characters -- exactly the right partners to give the story its flavor of humor and excitement.« less