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The Resource Around the world in eighty days, (electronic resource)

Around the world in eighty days, (electronic resource)

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Around the world in eighty days
Title
Around the world in eighty days
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Language
eng
Summary
Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) 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 Đ20,000 wager (roughly Đ1.6 million today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 ʻF (29 ʻC) instead of 86 ʻF (30 ʻC), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for Đ20,000 (equal to about Đ1.6 million today) from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by Passepartout, he leaves London by train at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due back at the Reform Club at the same time 80 days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872
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Midwest
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1828-1905
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Verne, Jules
Dewey number
843.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Clarke, Thurston
  • Rogers, Jacqueline
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
A Signet Classic
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  • Voyages around the world
  • Adventure stories
  • Historical fiction
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Around the world in eighty days, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781623958954
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11428354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11428354
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(MWT)MWT11428354
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Around the world in eighty days, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781623958954
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11428354
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11428354
System control number
(MWT)MWT11428354
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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