Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne, reviewed by Ashish Gupta

Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

Reviewed by
Ashish Gupta
School: Gyan Mandir Public School

Verne was a French authors who wrote scientific novel Mr. Phileas Fog was an English Gentleman, who was lived by himself in Seville Row in London. He was unmarried and was not having any relatives. He was having an orderly mind and regular habit who lived by clock. His watch told him not only the time by second but also the month and year. He followed the time by second. On 2nd October 1872, Mr. Fogg hires a new servant called Passepartout, a French man. Mr. Fogg gave him a list of duties and precise instruction.

He was so orderly minded that if even Passpartout heated the water by 1oF more or less he use to start scolding him. He cannot able to even tolerate the waste of second. He also used to play whilst with his friend. One day while playing the game discussion about a robbery which took place recently was going on. Some one said that the world was very large place to hide him. But Mr. Fogg argued that the world was no longer such a large place. He said that he could take the round of the whole world in Just 80 days. He bet his life’s savings of Pounds 20,000 and told he would come exactly on 21 December at 8.45 p.m. or before. He turned back to home and told his servant Passepartout to pack up as they were leaving for France in less than 10 minutes. He arrived France and then had left for Bombay. He arrived Bombay two days earlier then the arranged schedule. Then they left for Allahabad by Train. In their journey they also met Aouda. She helped them to go to Hong Kong. Then he went to China, then America, then returned back to England. He reached Liverpool. They took Taxi and went to the club where all of his friends are waiting. There he realized that he had returned one day before. Finally he had won his Pounds 20,000. I recommend that everyone should read this book.

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