What is one of the themes of the novel Around the World in Eighty Days?

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Speed and accuracy are also themes in this novel. In the end, Fogg brings back with him, not only the love of a woman, but the promise of what science will bring, and his mission to set out to prove it. Speed, of course,  is meant by the accomplishments in technology.

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"Modern physics, applied to a practical situation, saves the day."  Technology was fascinating to the 19C, especially after the display of it at Prince Albert's glass museum during the mid-century's "Great Exhibition."  See enotes excellent discussion of themes in the novel at the site below.

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