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Book Review: Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne

 252 pages // published in 1873 // Classic adventure


One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand—whether train or elephant—overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.

My Review

4 Star Rating

Another incredible journey from Jules Verne, filled with adventure, excitement, and imagination! This is a FUN classic, one that I think most people would like.

A wager is placed. Phileas Fogg will traverse the globe in 80 days.. So he says. With trusty Passepartout at his side, they will race for all they're worth.

The journey is fairly fast-paced; it keeps you chugging away to the next new destination. And that ending? The little twist? Yessssssss.

I really, really, really, really want to watch the film version now!

Content: Has a couple of tiny references to opium and suicide.

Suitable for: 10 and up - Adults

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  1. I read this one for the first time a couple of years ago. It was a lot more fun than I had thought it would be.

    1. Agreed. It is a blast to read! So much adventure packed into the story.