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Around the World in Eighty Days

Princess Aouda has been recently widowed, and at that time in India, it was customary for a widow to join her late husband's corpse on the funeral pyre. This was an ancient tradition called suttee,...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2018, 9:45 am (UTC)

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The climax of a story is the point in the story where tensions are highest. It represents a turning point in the story, and it is often the moment when the main conflict is at its peak. Fogg has...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2019, 4:15 pm (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg is an eccentric English gentleman living in Victorian London. He's quite a character: a phenomenally wealthy man whose source of income is something of a mystery to his numerous...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018, 6:20 am (UTC)

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Setting is generally the time and place of a story. The time is the easier setting to define for this story. Fogg begins his journey around the world in October of 1872. He begins his journey from...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018, 12:53 pm (UTC)

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I'm sure that Fogg knows how he made his own fortune (or inherited it); however, Fogg, the narrator, or a different character never explains to readers exactly how he became so wealthy. Fogg is a...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018, 2:19 pm (UTC)

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The basic conflict relates to the bet: can Phileas Fogg travel the world in eighty days? Fogg is confident that he can, but it's by no means a sure thing, as he subsequently discovers. The world...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018, 7:41 am (UTC)

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Jules Verne published his story Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873. While traveling across India, the protagonist Phileas Fogg and his valet Jean Passepartout discover a funeral ritual. The...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2018, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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In Inspector Fix's long experience as a policeman, all serious thieves are gentlemen. And the man who carried out the daring raid on the Bank of England is no exception. His crime has all the...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019, 8:44 am (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg does not actually change much during the course of the novel. He starts out as a precise, very methodical man, wedded to etiquette and proper manners, and ends the novel without...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2012, 10:05 pm (UTC)

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Resourceful: Phileas Fogg doesn't let unexpected obstacles deter him. For example, when the railroad tracks all of a sudden end in India before he gets to his destination, Fogg buys an elephant and...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2019, 5:50 am (UTC)

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Yes, Phileas Fogg was rich. Was Phileas Fogg rich? Undoubtedly. But those who knew him best could not imagine how he had made his fortune, and Mr. Fogg was the last person to whom to apply for...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016, 12:20 am (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg is the protagonist of Jules Verne’s famous novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Fogg begins the story living in London, England. As he is living a relatively banal existence, Fogg’s...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018, 10:39 pm (UTC)

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A major bank robbery has rocked the nation. A gentleman thief has broken into the Bank of England and made off with a substantial sum of money. The daring heist is the talk of the Reform Club,...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2018, 4:51 am (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg is at the Reform Club, discussing a recent sensational crime with a chap called Ralph. A man has stolen a considerable sum of money—£55,000, no less—from the Bank of England in London....

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018, 7:01 am (UTC)

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Passepartout first met Detective Fix quite by accident. The date was Wednesday, the 9th of October, and Fix was in Suez, awaiting the arrival of the steamer Mongolia. Fix was "one of the...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2009, 6:44 am (UTC)

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When Phileas Fogg makes the sudden decision to take on the challenge of traversing the world in eighty days, he has no time to lose. Therefore, he decides to take very little with him in the way of...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019, 2:16 am (UTC)

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A fateful conversation in the Reform Club takes place in chapter 3 of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. Not long after he has hired Jean Passepartout as his new valet, Phileas Fogg...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2019, 11:16 pm (UTC)

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At Suez, Phileas Fogg and Passepartout board a steamer bound for Bombay. Also with them is the doggedly determined Inspector Fix, hot on the heels of a notorious bank robber who bears more than a...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018, 6:35 am (UTC)

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Allahabad was between Bombay and Calcutta. Fogg was to take a Great Indian Peninsula Railway train from Bombay to Calcutta; the journey was to take three days by train. ...Leaving Bombay, it...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2016, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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Passepartout, Fogg's servant, ends up separated from Fogg, Aouda, and Detective Fix. (Fix tricks Passepartout and gets him drunk and allows him to be drugged with opium.) This dilemma once again...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2018, 12:39 am (UTC)

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Passepartout acts as a dramatic foil for Phileas Fogg. A dramatic foil is a character who is in direct contrast with the main character so as to magnify certain traits in the main character. For...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2008, 4:01 am (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg, Detective Fix, and John Bunsby, "master of the Tankadere", are headed for Shanghai from Hong Kong. Fogg, who has missed the Carnatic, the ship on which he was originally supposed to...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2009, 1:44 am (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg first meets Jean Passepartout in the very first chapter of Around the World in Eighty Days. Vernes writes that the year is 1872. Passepartout had arrived at Phileas' fashionable home...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012, 3:26 am (UTC)

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Fogg accepts Stuart's challenge because he's something of an eccentric. Accepting such a crazy bet is the kind of behavior we'd expect from someone as unusual as himself. The bet also appeals to...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019, 9:13 am (UTC)

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In Yokohama, Mr. Fix finally gets the warrant of arrest he has been seeking for Phileas Fogg. Mr. Fix, a detective, is convinced that Fogg is a wanted bank robber, and has been pursuing him around...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2009, 3:08 pm (UTC)

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Fogg is described as follows: Phileas Fogg was one of those mathematically precise beings who, never in a hurry and always ready, are economical in their steps and movements. He never made an...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2017, 11:02 am (UTC)

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Satī, often spelled and pronounced "suttee," is a banned funeral practice of Indian cultures. The practice consisted of a widow voluntarily burning herself alive on her dead husband's funeral pyre;...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2012, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg is a very wealthy man, yet he leads a relatively modest lifestyle. For him, money is simply a means to an end, something that gives him the opportunity to indulge his eccentric...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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First, let me warn you that the answer will vary depending on where you are in your reading. We learn different things about Phileas Fogg, the main character of Around the World in Eighty Days, as...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2016, 10:36 pm (UTC)

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Without knowing which tough situation this question is specifically asking about makes this question more difficult to answer. Fogg faces many tough situations and consistently figures a way out of...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2018, 2:25 pm (UTC)

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Hello! In Around The World In Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg is a wealthy man of means who lives a bachelor life; he is served by his man-servant, Passepartout. Together, they embark upon their...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2015, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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People like Passepartout for a variety of reasons. Mainly, he has so many likable traits that it is next to impossible not to like him. Even traits that might be slightly annoying tend to make him...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018, 2:58 pm (UTC)

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The sequence that has Passepartout feeling incredibly guilty occurs over chapters 34 and 35. Chapter 34 begins with Fogg already in prison, and the repercussions of the situation are quite...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021, 3:44 pm (UTC)

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One of the demonstrable differences in Fix during these chapters is the way in which he moves from being a force that tries to oppose Fogg from a hidden vantage point to a character that befriends...

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While traveling to Calcutta via a train, Fogg learns that the information he read in the Daily Telegraph was not, in fact, correct, and the railroad which supposedly connected Bombay and Calcutta...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2019, 6:00 pm (UTC)

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By that part of the novel, Passepartout has been separated from Phileas Fogg. That is a big problem in general, but the immediate problem is that Passepartout does not carry money around like Fogg...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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In Around the World in Eighty Days, the travelers are going through India in chapter 11. They are taking the train from Calcutta, which cuts down the time they are spending on travel, but about...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019, 9:24 pm (UTC)

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The importance of the Sioux attack in Chapter 29 of this novel is that it prevents yet another complication that Fogg faces in the completion of his quest. Although Fogg, Fix and Adoua are fine, it...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2013, 8:20 am (UTC)

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In a long stream of historical allusions, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816) is the first personage Verne uses to add substance and believability to his fanciful tale. Sheridan was the owner of...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018, 6:22 pm (UTC)

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French author Jules Verne (1828–1905) wrote Around the World in Eighty Days as part of a very popular series of meticulously researched adventure novels called Voyages extraordinaires. The...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg and his hapless partner, Passepartout, rescue young Aouda from the funeral pyre of her late husband, planning to find her a home with a suitable relative. None are to be found in the...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2009, 6:44 am (UTC)

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Because he appeared to have no financial, social, and political interests in the city, it was doubted that Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. For example, Phileas was never seen at the Royal Exchange or...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2016, 3:29 pm (UTC)

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You've come to the right place for help. Since you think you've lost your book, you might want download and print it from one of the three sites listed below. The book in no longer under copyright,...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2008, 8:02 am (UTC)

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Although when we first meet him, Mr. Fogg seems to be a very odd man—his regularity is so extreme as to make one wonder if he has Asperger's or autism—he proves himself to be a man of exemplary...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019, 9:45 pm (UTC)

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After arriving in Bombay by steamer, Phineas Fogg goes directly to the passport office to take care of that detail. Then, without stopping to see any of the amazing sights in Bombay, he proceeds...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 7:33 pm (UTC)

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Jules Verne had a love of travel, visiting over a dozen countries during his lifetime. While his means of travel were simple -- train and steamship -- he loved to speculate about new and exciting...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012, 1:56 am (UTC)

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Jules Verne, one of the most prescient authors in history, postulated or invented many innovations long before their actual debut. Among these was his fascination with technological means of...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2012, 1:00 am (UTC)

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Since Passepartout is both valet (bound to aid the master) and comic relief (bound to be amusing) he is a mixed bag of help and hindrance. One instance exemplifies the pattern: He allows Fogg to...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011, 12:10 am (UTC)

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Without a more specific story location in mind, the answer to this question could be several different situations. Additionally, "unhappy" could mean a wide variety of things. Passepartout's...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2018, 5:32 pm (UTC)

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Phileas Fogg is a very methodical man, a man who lives his life by an almost mathematical routine. At the Reform Club, where he spends most of his time, he breakfasts and dines at the same time in...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2021, 11:40 am (UTC)

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