Around the World in Eighty Days Analysis

Jules Verne

Literary Techniques

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Since speed is of the essence in this novel, Verne faced the problem of quickly, yet convincingly describing a vast array of settings,...

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Ideas for Group Discussions

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Verne's travel saga about two men circling the globe in order to prove that modern technology allowed them to do so in record time has never...

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Social Concerns

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To the late-twentieth-century reader, the idea of traveling around the world in eighty days is not astonishing. Nevertheless, Around the...

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(Great Characters in Literature)

Allott, Kenneth. Jules Verne, 1940.

Born, Franz. Jules Verne: The Man Who Invented the Future, 1964.

Boucher, Anthony. Preface to Around the World in Eighty Days, 1956.

Costello, Peter. Jules Verne: Inventor of Science Fiction, 1978.

Evans, I.O. Jules Verne and His Work, 1965.

Haining, Peter. The Jules Verne Companion, 1978.

Waltz, George H. Jules Verne: The Biography of an Imagination, 1943.

Literary Precedents

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Around the World in Eighty Days is the ultimate travelogue. Many writers have used the journey as a metaphor for life, but the actual...

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Related Titles

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Travel for its own sake seems to have fascinated Verne. In Keraban the Inflexible (1883), the Turkish hero is so angry at having to...

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(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

The earliest adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days was provided by Verne himself. He wrote a lavish stage production of his...

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