A Fun Journey,
Von Ein Kunde
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Around the World in Eighty Days (Apple Classics) (Taschenbuch)
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne is the story of Phileas Fogg and his attempts to circle the globe in 80 days. In Verne's day going around the world in 80 days would have been an incredible feat. Fogg places a wager that he can accomplish his journey using all the best technology of the day, including locomotives, steam boats, and hot-air balloons.
This is a Verne story that is more heavy on the adventure instead of the science. It's not quite in the realm of "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" in those terms; but, it is close. Fogg is an entertaining character that is as devilish as he is daring.
It can really take you back to an era before instantaneous communications and jet travel when the world was not quite so small. Verne also gives a good account of the many civilizations that Fogg encounters on his journey. These are civilizations that have all but vanished from the earth with the colonial policies of 19th and 20th century powers that sought to homogenize the lands they conquered. Around the World is a good book for the Verne fan and a good place to start for the Verne newcomer.