Around the World in 80 Days / Five Weeks in a Balloon by Roger Cardinal

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  • Title: Around the World in 80 Days / Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Author: Roger Cardinal
  • Category: Classic Books
  • Date: 01 Aug 1997
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 384
  • ISBN: 1853260908

 

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With an Introduction and Notes by Professor Roger Cardinal. University of Kent at Canterbury. Translationsare by Paul Desages (Around the World in Eighty Days) and Arthur Chambers (Five Weeks in a Balloon). JULES VERNE (1828-1905) POSSESSED that uncommon storyteller’s present of with the ability to current the far-fetched and the downright unbelievable in such a means as effortlessly to encourage his reader’s allegiance and belief. This quantity comprises two of his best-loved yarns, chosen from amongst the sixty-four titles of Les Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne’s pioneering contribution to the canon of contemporary science fiction. Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) relates the hair-raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds – however solely simply! – in circling the globe inside eighty days. The dour Fogg’s obsession along with his timetable is complemented by the dynamism and flexibility of his French manservant, Passepartout, whose expertise for moving into scrapes brings color and suspense to the race towards time. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) was Verne’s first novel. It paperwork an apocryphal jaunt throughout the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and ever succesful Dr Fergusson, the prototype of the Vernian adventurer. present more

 

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