Jules Verne - Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts jours - 1873

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Jules Verne - Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts jours - 1873
Aviation, History, Illustrated, Topography, Transport, Travels - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description - Book

Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne. The book was first published in 1873.

Jules Verne
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours
J. Hetzel et Cie.
1873
217 pp.

27.5 × 19 cm.

Phileas Fogg is a wealthy man. In 1872 he bet that he could travel the world in eighty days, from Wednesday, 2 October 8:45 PM until Saturday, 21 December 8:45 PM. He accepts a wager for £20,000, half of his total fortune. The other half is used for the journey.

As it happens, he just fired his valet because he wasn't punctual enough, and hired the Frenchman Passepartout as a replacement. Quite unexpectedly, he is instructed to accompany him on the journey.

Phileas has drawn up a tight schedule:


From London to Suez train and steamer 7 days
From Suez to Bombay steamer 13 days
From Bombay to Calcutta train 3 days
From Calcutta to Hong Kong steamer 13 days
From Hong Kong to Yokohama steamer 6 days
From Yokohama to San Francisco steamer 22 days
From San Francisco to New York train 7 days
From New York to London steamer and train 9 days
Total 80 days

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Aviation, History, Illustrated, Topography, Transport, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Jules Verne
Book Title
Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts jours
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1873
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Pierre-Jules Hetzel
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
other extra - see description
Number of pages
217
Dimensions
275×190 mm
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