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Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days tells of the exciting adventures of Fogg and Passepartout as they set out to harness the new power of steam to beat the clock. The story will entertain modern readers as much as they did the Victorians. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition is a handsome pocket-sized edition that features gilded edges, a cloth-bound imprinted hardcover binding with dust jacket, and a ribbon marker. Afterword by John Grant. Measures 4" x 6"; 279 pages.
|Title: Around the World in Eighty Days|
By: Jules Verne
Vendor: MacMillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Macmillian Collector's Library
Stock No: WW827852
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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Around the World in Eighty Days (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours) is a classic. The story starts in London on 2 October 1872. Phileas Fogg is a wealthy, solitary man with regular habits, who fires his former butler for getting wrong the temperature of his shaving water. He hires Passepartout as a replacement. Later that day he gets involved in an argument over an article in the Daily Telegraph, stating that with the opening of a new railway in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in eighty days. The exciting, if now dated, adventure of Fogg and Passepartout will entertain modern readers as much as it did the Victorians.
With an Afterword by John Grant