Everything Lost by Jules Verne
School: Gyan Mandir Public School
A. About the Author – Jules Verne
Jules Verne (1828-1905) is famous for writing adventure stories that involve both science and travel. He was born in Nantes, France, where he followed in his father’s footsteps and studied law.
He then moved to Paris, where he became a stockbroker, and divided his between working on the Bourse, the French stock exchange, and writing plays, which had only a limited success.
He then wrote a series of travellers’ ales, which had only a limited success instantly loved. From then on he wrote a succession of very successful novels – an amazing sixty – thee in all! nearly all of which involved travel and adventure.
His works are as popular now as they were in his life-time and many of them have been made into highly successful films, such as 20,000 leagues under the sea. Journey to the center of the Earth and of course Around the world in Eighty days.
(i) Phileas Fogg
C. Book Review
Phileas Fogg released the Captain and gave him $ 60,000 for the Henrietta. He then ordered the crew to strip it of anything that could be burnt, in order to keep its boiler fired up.
The ship was burning its last fragment of wood as it reached the west coast of Ireland. The travelers crossed Ireland by mail-train and then caught the berry to Liverpool. They were on the 18th day of the trip and had but six hours to each London, but as soon as Mr. Fogg set foot on English soil Fix arrested him for bank robbery.
By the time the detective learned that the real villain had been caught 3 days earlier, Mr. Fogg had missed the London train. He hired another at his own expense, but when they arrived in London, the best was lost, by five minutes: Fogg had lost his fortune. Back at his house, Mr. Fogg refused to be downhearted. The next day was spent putting his affairs in order. Aonda smiled and told him that ill-fortunes were better stared and offered to become his wife. Phileas Fogg was overjoyed for he had quite, lost his heart to the serene Aonda. He sent Passeportout off to inform the .. of the nearby Marylebone Church of the forthcoming weddings but Passepartout was soon back, pointing that there was not a record to lose … ! On the evening of 21st December Fogg’s friends at the Reform Club looked up at the cock. It was 5 seconds before a quarter to 9, and they were sure they had won the wages. For Mr. Fogg as calm ever. The wages was won after all. For Mr. Fogg and his companion had travelled eastwards, and, in crossing the International date-line. The $ 20,000 was won, although Fogg had spend $ 19,000 of it on winning the bet.
So what had Phileas Fogg actually gained? Well, he now had the most charming wife and for that he thought that his trip around the world was entirely worthwhile!
D. My Opinion about the book:
It is fantastic book about a challenge that a person have to go around the world in 80 days. You should all read this fantastic book.