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Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Book Code : 938842302X
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 488
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JAICO ILLUSTARTED CLASSICS SERIES is a collection of beloved children’s classics read by generations all over the world. Rich with adventures and thrills, these immortal stories with vivid illustrations are designed to delight young readers. PHILEAS FOGY, a wealthy Londoner, was a member of the Reform Club. He was also slightly eccentric. His friends at the club challenged him for 20,000 pounds to go around the world in eighty days. He accepted the wager and set out from London with his belongings. Did he win the wager? Come, let us join Phileas Fogy on his tour and find out. JULES VERNE was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He is also called the Father of Science Fiction.

English Classics: Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Book Code : 6020632695
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 759
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“Fortune favors the brave.”

Around The World in Eighty Days (Illustrated)

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 2765901643
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 444
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by Passepartout, he leaves London by train at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due back at the Reform Club at the same time 80 days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.

Eighty Days to Elsewhere

By kc dyer
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593102053
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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“The Amazing Race" meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition. Born and raised in New York City, Ramona Keene dreams of attending photography school and traveling to Paris, but her reality never quite catches up with her imagination. Instead, she works at her uncles' quaint bookstore, where the tea is plentiful and all the adventures are between the covers of secondhand books. But when the new landlord arrives with his Evil Nephew in tow, Romy's quiet life comes crashing down. He plans to triple the rent, something her uncles can't afford. In order to earn the money to help save the bookstore, Romy applies for a job at ExLibris Expeditions, a company that re-creates literary journeys. Romy snags the oddest internship ever: retrace Phileas Fogg's journey from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days and plan a suitable, contemporary adventure for a client. The task is close to impossible; sticking to the original route means no commercial aircraft permitted, and she’s got a lot less than eighty days to work with. Shaking off her fear of leaving home, Romy takes on the challenge, only to discover she’s got competition. Worse, Dominic Madison turns out to be the – unfortunately hot – nephew of her family’s worst enemy. Can Romy win the race and circle the globe in time to save the bookstore? And what happens when she starts to fall for the very person who may just be the death of her dreams?

Around the World in Eighty Days (Collins Classics)

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007382596
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.

Around The World In Eighty Days

By Michael Palin
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  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 0297863568
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
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'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not allowed.' Following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world. The rules were simple, but nothing else about the trip was straightforward... From a tour of Venice on a rubbish barge to ship spotting at the Suez Canal and the bicycle rush hour and snake snacks in China, this is an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself.

Around the World in 80 Days: Read-Along eBook

By Dona Herweck Rice
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  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0743967607
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Adapted from the classic book by Jules Verne, this fiction reader retells the classic story, Around the World in Eighty Days. Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to travel around the world in 80 days. Can Fogg return to England in time, or will he lose his fortune in the effort? Students will enjoy this illustrated fiction reader that features compelling text, grade-appropriate vocabulary, and chapter format to build reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. This hi-lo reader is perfect for students who need high-interest, low-readability books.

Around the World in 80 Books

By David Damrosch
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593299892
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them *Featured in the Chicago Tribune's Great 2021 Fall Book Preview * One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Books About Travel of 2021* Inspired by Jules Verne’s hero Phileas Fogg, David Damrosch, chair of Harvard University’s department of comparative literature and founder of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature, set out to counter a pandemic’s restrictions on travel by exploring eighty exceptional books from around the globe. Following a literary itinerary from London to Venice, Tehran and points beyond, and via authors from Woolf and Dante to Nobel Prize–winners Orhan Pamuk, Wole Soyinka, Mo Yan, and Olga Tokarczuk, he explores how these works have shaped our idea of the world, and the ways in which the world bleeds into literature. To chart the expansive landscape of world literature today, Damrosch explores how writers live in two very different worlds: the world of their personal experience and the world of books that have enabled great writers to give shape and meaning to their lives. In his literary cartography, Damrosch includes compelling contemporary works as well as perennial classics, hard-bitten crime fiction as well as haunting works of fantasy, and the formative tales that introduce us as children to the world we’re entering. Taken together, these eighty titles offer us fresh perspective on enduring problems, from the social consequences of epidemics to the rising inequality that Thomas More designed Utopia to combat, as well as the patriarchal structures within and against which many of these books’ heroines have to struggle—from the work of Murasaki Shikibu a millennium ago to Margaret Atwood today. Around the World in 80 Books is a global invitation to look beyond ourselves and our surroundings, and to see our world and its literature in new ways.

Eighty Days

By Matthew Goodman
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345527283
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was a young journalist from The Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days. The dramatic race that ensued would span twenty-eight thousand miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors’ lives forever. The two women were a study in contrasts. Nellie Bly was a scrappy, hard-driving, ambitious reporter from Pennsylvania coal country who sought out the most sensational news stories, often going undercover to expose social injustice. Genteel and elegant, Elizabeth Bisland had been born into an aristocratic Southern family, preferred novels and poetry to newspapers, and was widely referred to as the most beautiful woman in metropolitan journalism. Both women, though, were talented writers who had carved out successful careers in the hypercompetitive, male-dominated world of big-city newspapers. Eighty Days brings these trailblazing women to life as they race against time and each other, unaided and alone, ever aware that the slightest delay could mean the difference between victory and defeat. A vivid real-life re-creation of the race and its aftermath, from its frenzied start to the nail-biting dash at its finish, Eighty Days is history with the heart of a great adventure novel. Here’s the journey that takes us behind the walls of Jules Verne’s Amiens estate, into the back alleys of Hong Kong, onto the grounds of a Ceylon tea plantation, through storm-tossed ocean crossings and mountains blocked by snowdrifts twenty feet deep, and to many more unexpected and exotic locales from London to Yokohama. Along the way, we are treated to fascinating glimpses of everyday life in the late nineteenth century—an era of unprecedented technological advances, newly remade in the image of the steamship, the railroad, and the telegraph. For Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland—two women ahead of their time in every sense of the word—were not only racing around the world. They were also racing through the very heart of the Victorian age. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “What a story! What an extraordinary historical adventure!”—Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire “A fun, fast, page-turning action-adventure . . . the exhilarating journey of two pioneering women, Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, as they race around the globe.”—Karen Abbott, author of American Rose “[A] marvelous tale of adventure . . . The story of these two pioneering women unfolds amid the excitement, setbacks, crises, missed opportunities and a global trek unlike any other in its time. . . . Why would you want to miss out on the incredible journey that takes you to the finish line page after nail-biting page?”—Chicago Sun-Times (Best Books of the Year) “In a stunning feat of narrative nonfiction, Matthew Goodman brings the nineteenth century to life, tracing the history of two intrepid journalists as they tackled two male-dominated fields—world travel and journalism—in an era of incredible momentum.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

By Nellie Bly
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513285084
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Travel
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“She was part of the ‘stunt girl’ movement that was very important in the 1880s and 1890s as these big, mass-circulation yellow journalism papers came into the fore.” –Brooke Kroeger Around the World in Seventy-Two Days (1890) is a travel narrative by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Proposed as a recreation of the journey undertaken by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), Bly’s journey was covered in Joseph Pulitzer’s popular newspaper the New York World, inspiring countless others to attempt to surpass her record. At the time, readers at home were encouraged to estimate the hour and day of Bly’s arrival, and a popular board game was released in commemoration of her undertaking. Embarking from Hoboken, noted investigative journalist Nellie Bly began a voyage that would take her around the globe. Bringing only a change of clothes, money, and a small travel bag, Bly travelled by steamship and train through England, France—where she met Jules Verne—Italy, the Suez Canal, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Sending progress reports via telegraph, she made small reports back home while recording her experiences for publication upon her return. Despite several setbacks due to travel delays in Asia, Bly managed to beat her estimated arrival time by several days despite making unplanned detours, such as visiting a Chinese leper colony, along the way. Unbeknownst to Bly, her trip had inspired Cosmopolitan’s Elizabeth Brisland to make a similar circumnavigation beginning on the exact day, launching a series of copycat adventures by ambitious voyagers over the next few decades. Despite being surrounded by this air of popularity and competition, however, Bly took care to make her journey worthwhile, showcasing her skill as a reporter and true pioneer of investigative journalism. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nellie Bly’s Around the World in Seventy-Two Days is a classic work of American travel literature reimagined for modern readers.

Around the World in 100 Days

By Gary Blackwood
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101445297
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Picking up where Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days left off, Phileas Fogg's teenage son, Harry, is in trouble. He has made a bet that he can drive a steam-powered motor-car around the world in 100 days. So along with a brilliant but shy mechanic, a sly female journalist, and the son of his opponent in the wager, Harry sets off on a race against time. The trip isn't easy, especially with dissension within the group. The question is, will they be able to finish . . .because the stakes are inconceivably high. "A thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Fun and suspenseful." - Booklist

A Tale of Two Cities and Around the World in 80 Days

By Charles Dickens and Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Book Code : 9354862438
  • Total of Pages : 618
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. Around the World in 80 Days Around the world in Eighty days was published in 1873. It is an adventure novel by the French writer, Jules Verne. It was first published in French. The book is one of Vernes most acclaimed works. Jules Verne (8th February 1828. 24th March 1905) was French novelist, poet, and playwright. In his credit, a series of novels are there, such as Voyage extraordinaries, Journey to the center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. The story narrated a complete travelogue with all his experiences, makes the book very interesting. Fogg hurries to reach the Reform Club within time to meet his deadline to win the Money. After adjusting of his travel expenses from the prize money and he divides the left money between Passepartout and Fix, and marries Aouda.

Five Weeks in a Balloon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 229101157X
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
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A scholar, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, accompanied by his manservant Joe and his friend Richard "Dick" Kennedy, sets out to travel across the African continent — still not fully explored — with the help of a hot-air balloon filled with hydrogen.

The Plague Year

By Lawrence Wright
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Book Code : 0593320735
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it "A book of panoramic breadth ... managing to surprise us about even those episodes we … thought we knew well … [With] lively exchanges about spike proteins and nonpharmaceutical interventions and disease waves, Wright’s storytelling dexterity makes all this come alive.” —The New York Times Book Review From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic. Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time . . . inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger’s early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism . . . into a Covid ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from the town of Little Africa, South Carolina . . . into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs . . . into Broadway’s darkened theaters and Austin’s struggling music venues . . . inside the human body, diving deep into the science of how the virus and vaccines function—with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaccination movement. And in this full accounting, Wright makes clear that the medical professionals around the country who’ve risked their lives to fight the virus reveal and embody an America in all its vulnerability, courage, and potential. In turns steely-eyed, sympathetic, infuriated, unexpectedly comical, and always precise, Lawrence Wright is a formidable guide, slicing through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of the catastrophe we thought we knew.

Pop! Lit For Kids (Set 2)

By WS Education
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9811246033
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 556
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Taking classic stories from Asia and the West, Pop! Lit for Kids reimagines them into easy-to-read stories that provide the perfect introduction to classic tales. The most well-loved stories from around the world have been adapted into a form that will excite and entertain children everywhere. Readers can embark on new adventures with famous beloved storybook characters. In addition, the books come to life with augmented reality features, giving readers an enhanced experience that they'll never forget!

Paradise Lost and Around The World in 80 Days

By John Milton and Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Book Code : 9354861741
  • Total of Pages : 584
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John Milton (9th December 1608, 8th November 1674) was an English poet. He is best known for his epic poem “Paradise Lost”. “Paradise Lost” is widely considered as one of the greatest works of literature. He is known for “Aeropagitica” which is written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship and is among history’s most influ-ential and impassioned defence of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. He is highly appreciated by William Hayley. He had consid-ered Milton the ‘greatest English author’. Other renowned poets such as William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Thomas Hardy revered John Milton. “Paradise Lost” has been considered as Milton’s masterpiece, with that his reputation was considered as one of the greatest English poets of his time. Around the World in 80 Days Around the world in Eighty days was published in 1873. It is an adventure novel by the French writer, Jules Verne. It was first published in French. The book is one of Vernes most acclaimed works. Jules Verne (8th February 1828. 24th March 1905) was French novelist, poet, and playwright. In his credit, a series of novels are there, such as Voyage extraordinaries, Journey to the center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. The story narrated a complete travelogue with all his experiences, makes the book very interesting. Fogg hurries to reach the Reform Club within time to meet his deadline to win the Money. After adjusting of his travel expenses from the prize money and he divides the left money between Passepartout and Fix, and marries Aouda.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451685343
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A group of men set sail to solve the mystery of a sea monster in this amazing underwater adventure. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

The Great Influenza

By John M. Barry
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101200979
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : History
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#1 New York Times bestseller “Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.”—Bill Gates "Monumental... an authoritative and disturbing morality tale."—Chicago Tribune The strongest weapon against pandemic is the truth. Read why in the definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research, The Great Influenza provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon. As Barry concludes, "The final lesson of 1918, a simple one yet one most difficult to execute, is that...those in authority must retain the public's trust. The way to do that is to distort nothing, to put the best face on nothing, to try to manipulate no one. Lincoln said that first, and best. A leader must make whatever horror exists concrete. Only then will people be able to break it apart." At the height of World War I, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease.

The Lost World

By Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 3961898022
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
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The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive. It was originally published serially in the popular Strand Magazine and illustrated by New-Zealand-born artist Harry Rountree during the months of April–November 1912. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures. Edward Malone, a reporter for the Daily Gazette, asks his news editor, McArdle, for a dangerous and adventurous mission in order to impress the woman he loves, Gladys Hungerton. He is sent to interview the cantankerous Professor Challenger, who has become notorious for claims made about his recent expedition to South America. The professor has been plagued by intrusive reporters and, being a formidable man of great strength, has taken to forcibly ejecting them, despite the resulting police prosecutions. To gain entry Malone pretends to be an honest enquirer, but is quickly discovered, assaulted and thrown into the street. Although this is witnessed by a policeman, Malone does not press charges as the original deceit was his. Challenger is suitably impressed, and decides to reveal something of his discovery of living dinosaurs in South America. Malone is invited to a scientific gathering that evening at which he volunteers, along with the biologist Professor Summerlee and the Amazon adventurer Lord John Roxton, to travel to South America to investigate the claims. After a long and arduous journey through Brazil and its rainforest, the explorers reach a volcanic plateau jutting far above the jungle. Upon climbing up to the plateau, one of their local guides who has a score to settle with Roxton destroys their temporary bridge across a precipice, trapping the explorers on the dinosaurs' plateau.

The Widower's Notebook

By Jonathan Santlofer
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525504443
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love. "This is deeply moving ... beautifully written and modulated, with a dollop of droll, black humor. It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong wind."--Joyce Carol Oates On a summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers the fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had--writing, social engagements, and working on his art--but finds it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone, not even his to beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself. As Jonathan grieves and heals, he tries to unravel what happened to Joy, a journey that will take him nearly two years.

Stray Dogs

By Rawi Hage
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0735273642
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
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From the internationally acclaimed author of the novels De Niro’s Game, Cockroach, Carnival and Beirut Hellfire Society, here is a captivating and cosmopolitan collection of stories. In Montreal, a photographer’s unexpected encounter with actress Sophia Loren leads to a life-altering revelation about his dead mother. In Beirut, a disillusioned geologist eagerly awaits the destruction that will come with an impending tsunami. In Tokyo, a Jordanian academic delivering a lecture at a conference receives haunting news from the Persian Gulf. And in Berlin, a Lebanese writer forms a fragile, fateful bond with his voluble German neighbours. The irresistible characters in Stray Dogs lead radically different lives, but all are restless travelers, moving between states—nation-states and states of mind—seeking connection, escaping the past and following delicate threads of truth, only to experience the sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing and often random ways our fragile modern identities are constructed, destroyed, and reborn. Politically astute, philosophically wise, humane, relevant and caustically funny, these stories reveal the singular vision of award-winning writer Rawi Hage at his best.

Pole To Pole

By Michael Palin
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 0297863584
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: pole-to-pole.pdf

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No.1 bestseller Michael Palin's epic journey from the North Pole to the South Pole. 'The cracked and fissured ice-pack offers no comfortable reassurance - no glimmer of any reward to the traveller who has made his way to the top of the world. The Arctic Ocean, known to the Victorians as the Sea of Ancient Ice, stares balefully back as we descend towards it, reflecting nothing but the question: Why?' Michael Palin's adventure begins when he is enrolled in the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society... Travelling by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, Michael Palin experiences every extreme the world has to offer. Braving the cold grip of the Arctic Circle, and the swirling snowstorms of Spitsbergen, Palin has to cope with friendly locals, occasional gunfire and his own unruly digestive system before he can finally stand in Scott's shoes at the South Pole, in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Every Shot Counts

By Mark Broadie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698138597
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: every-shot-counts.pdf

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Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game. Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can't answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.

Jules Verne

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Race Point Publishing
  • Book Code : 0760363676
  • Total of Pages : 728
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: jules-verne.pdf

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This superb collection of classic science fiction features the best of Jules Verne’s epic adventure stories, including Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Often called the “father of science fiction," Verne was a masterful storyteller and visionary, anticipating such technological marvels as the submarine and skyscraper. For nearly 150 years, his unusual characters, outlandish plots, and vivid descriptions have captivated readers, and now they are available--complete and unabridged--in this gorgeous slipcase edition. The stylish edition also features a historical timeline and comprehensive introduction, enlightening the reader on the author’s life and works. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the works of classic authors from around the world in stunning gift editions to be collected and enjoyed. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed cloth-bound hardcovers feature a slipcase and ribbon marker, as well as a comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the author's life and works.

In Seven Stages

By Elizabeth Bisland
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 151329508X
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: in-seven-stages.pdf

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In Seven Stages: A Flying Trap Around the World (1891) is a travel narrative by American journalist Elizabeth Bisland. When Bly’s journey—inspired by the travels of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)—was announced in Joseph Pulitzer’s popular newspaper the New York World, Cosmopolitan sent a young reporter of its own to race Bly across the globe. At the time, readers at home were encouraged to estimate the hour and day of Bisland’s arrival, generating national interest and launching a series of copycat adventures by ambitious voyagers over the next few decades. “My appetite for mystery at that hour of the day is always lamentably feeble, and it was nearly eleven before I found time to go and investigate this one, although the office in question was only a few minutes' walk from my residence. On arriving, the editor and owner of the magazine asked if I would leave New York that evening for San Francisco and continue from there around the world, endeavoring to complete the journey in some absurdly inadequate space of time.” Summoned from her life of work and leisure to undertake a several month journey around the world, Elizabeth Bisland rose to the occasion with courage and wit. Although Nellie Bly made it home five days before her—perhaps due to some subterfuge on the part of her publisher—Bisland took defeat in stride, writing an account filled with wonderful descriptions of her voyage. Ironic and self-effacing, Bisland’s account, although less popular than Bly’s, remains an essential work from the early days of tabloid entertainment and investigative journalism, a time when publishers were willing enough—or wild enough—to send correspondents on a globetrotting voyage in search of fame. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Elizabeth Bisland’s In Seven Stages: A Flying Trap Around the World is a classic work of American travel literature reimagined for modern readers.

From the Earth to the Moon

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : LA CASE Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: from-the-earth-to-the-moon.pdf

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Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne’s prophetic novel of man’s race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane’s adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream turns into an international space race. A story of rip-roaring action, humor, and wild imagination, From the Earth to the Moon is as uncanny in its accuracy and as filled with authentic detail and startling immediacy as Verne’s timeless masterpieces 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.

In Search of the Castaways

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504062124
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: in-search-of-the-castaways.pdf

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The classic adventure novel—and basis for the Disney film—from the author of Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. After the Britannia is shipwrecked, Captain Grant casts a message in a bottle into the ocean and hopes for the best. When the bottle is found by Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland, they contact the captain’s children, Mary and Robert. But the Scottish government refuses to launch a rescue expedition. Moved by the children’s plight, Lord and Lady Glenarvan offer up their yacht and they set out as a group for South America. From Patagonia to Australia, they will encounter pirates, cannibals, settlers, and explorers in the adventure of a lifetime.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390960703
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-centre-of-the-earth.pdf

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‘Journey to the center of the Earth’ is a classic novel by Jules Verne (8th February 1828 – 24th March 1905). He was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Firstly, this classic science fiction novel was published in French in 1864. Verne’s innovation was the concept of prehistoric realm. Actually he developed a passion for travelling and adventure at an early age. He wrote a series of best-selling adventure novels. ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the Seas’, ‘Around the world in Eighty days’. It also includes– ‘Journey to center of the earth’, ‘From the earth to the moon’, ‘The mysterious island’, ‘Off on a comet’. Verne has put his best efforts for this novel’s distinction, based on well-researched victorian science. The journey begins in Hamburg, Germany, where Axel lives with his uncle. Its main theme is perseverance toward a larger goal, and the power of earth. The main character in the story revolves around Prof. Otto Lidenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes that reach to the center of the earth. So, he starts journey along with his nephew Axel and their guide Hans. On their way, there are many adventures and also many natural hazards. Many Hangers, including cave-ins, sub-polar tornadoes, an underground ocean, and interestingly imaginary prehistoric creatures. They get a code and start working on that. With their tireless efforts, they crack the codes and find a passage to the center of the earth via crater of Snaefells Jökull. They reach at the right crater, at the bottom of the crater they encounter with many dangers. Unfortunately they take a wrong turn where there is a scarcity of water. But their guide helps them by tapping into a stream of water. So, as such there are many interesting episodes during their journey. At one place they all get separated but due to acoustic phenomenon they reunite. Even they face a lightening storm also. As they are on raft. After spending so much of time their raft reverses its direction and rises inside a volcanic chimney that ultimately throws them into the open air. Though they all become unconscious. When they regain consciousness, they come to know that they have been ejected from a volcanic island located in Sicily. After this, they all (trio) return to Germany. Prof. Lidenbrock is welcomed as one of the great scientists of the day. To whom Axel married? And what happened to their guide, Hans? Everything will be revealed only after going through the complete novel. One of the best classic science fiction and adventure novel, full of innovations which will surely take everyone to the fantasy world.

Around The World In Eighty Days

By BPI
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  • Publisher : BPI Publishing
  • Book Code : 9351215245
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: around-the-world-in-eighty-days.pdf

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Around The World In Eighty Days

Вокруг света за 80 дней / Around the World in Eighty Days

By Жюль Верн
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5043779772
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: Вокруг-света-за-80-дней-around-the-world-in-eighty-days.pdf

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Книга содержит адаптированный текст на английском языке романа французского писателя Жюля Верна. Главный герой романа – неординарный и принципиальный англичанин Филеас Фогг – заключает пари, что он сможет обогнуть земной шар за 80 дней. Увлекательная история путешествия вокруг света охватывает разные страны и континенты, Фогг попадает в невероятные приключения и не раз рискует жизнью. Выиграет ли он свое отчаянное пари, успеет ли вернуться точно в назначенное время? И как это удивительное приключение изменит его жизнь?Помимо романа, в книгу вошли комментарии, словарь и упражнения на понимание прочитанного.Предназначается для начинающих изучать английский язык нижней ступени (уровень 1 – Elementary).

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas + Around the World in Eighty Days + The Mysterious Island

By Jules Verne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026804686
  • Total of Pages : 1153
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 748
  • Pdf File: twenty-thousand-leagues-under-the-seas-around-the-world-in-eighty-days-the-mysterious-island.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas + Around the World in Eighty Days + The Mysterious Island ” contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. In the novel a group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island. In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island s bountiful resources, eventually constructing a sophisticated society in miniature. The book is also an intriguing mystery story, for the island has a secret... Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories. Some of his most successful novels appeared as a series collectively known as Extraordinary Voyages.