About the author
Jules Verne was a French novelist and poet, best known for his adventure
He was born in Nantes, raised to be a lawyer as his father , but quit the
profession early , to write for magazines.
Verne is the second most-translated author in the world, between Agatha
Christy and William Shakespeare.
He is often called as the ‘’father of science fiction’’
Around the world in 80 days
In the story , Phileas Fogg is a rich English gentleman , who lives a
modest life , and likes to do all things with a mathematical way.
In Reform club , in which he spends most of his day , he bets
£ 20.000 with the other members, that he can travel all around the
world in 80 days..
So, he starts his journey with his valet Passepartout.
He is watched by detective Fix, who suspects Fogg as someone
who has robbed a bank in London. We can see the map of his
London – Suez
Suez – Bombay
Bombay – Calcutta
Calcutta – Hong Kong
Hong Kong – Yokohama
Yokohama – San Francisco 22 days
San Francisco – New York
New York – London
After a very interesting and dangerous journey,
he finally comes back in London but thinks at
first he has lost the bet. He is wrong! Not only
he is three minutes earlier, but a hole day in
fact, because of travelling opposite to the
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Other well-known novels are:
under the sea
From the earth
to the moon
Journey to the center
of the earth
The most amazing thing in Verne’s novels is that he
wrote fiction stories about journeys at the moon or in
the sea, that happened in real, many years later.
It’s like he inspired people, make these journeys true.
WHAT ONE MAN CAN IMAGINE, ANOTHER
WILL SOMEDAY BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE
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