The author of the book: Jules Verne|
Format files: PDF, EPUB
The size of the: 759 KB
Edition: CreateSpace Publishing
Date of issue: 7/21/2014
Description of the book "Around the World in Eighty Days (LARGE PRINT)":LARGE PRINT Edition. The thus far ordinary hero of this Verne adventure book gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a challenging journey around the world in just 80 days... immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible in the era of steam ships and steam locomotives.
IN PDF WHICH PHILEAS FOGG AND PASSEPARTOUT ACCEPT EACH OTHER, THE ONE AS MASTER, THE OTHER AS MAN
Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always ePub to avoid attracting attention- an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world. People said that he resembled Byron--at least that his head was Byronic- but he was a bearded, tranquil Byron, who might live on a thousand PDF years without growing old.
Certainly an Englishman, it was more doubtful whether Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. He was never seen on 'Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the "City"- no ships ever came into London docks of which he was the owner- he had ePub no public employment- he had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at the Temple, or Lincoln's Inn, or Gray's Inn- nor had his voice ever resounded in the Court of Chancery, or in the Exchequer, or the Queen's Bench, or PDF the Ecclesiastical Courts. He certainly was not a manufacturer- nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer. His name was strange to the scientific and learned societies, and he never was known to take part in the sage deliberations of the Royal Institution or the London ePub Institution, the Artisan's Association, or the Institution of Arts and Sciences. He belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of abolishing pernicious insects.
Phileas Fogg was a member PDF of the Reform, and that was all.
The way in which he got admission to this exclusive club was simple enough.
He was recommended by the Barings, with whom he had an open credit. His cheques were regularly paid at sight from his account current,
which was always flush.
Was ePub 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 the information. He was not lavish, nor,
on the contrary, avaricious- for, whenever he knew that PDF money was needed for a noble, useful, or benevolent purpose, he supplied it quietly and sometimes anonymously. He was, in short, the least communicative of men. He talked very little, and seemed all the more mysterious for his taciturn manner. His daily habits were quite open to observation- but whatever he ePub did was so exactly the same thing that he had always done before, that the wits of the curious were fairly puzzled.
Had he travelled? It was likely, for no one seemed to know the world more familiarly- there was no spot so secluded that he did not appear PDF to have an intimate acquaintance with it. He often corrected, with a few clear words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members of the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort of second sight, so often ePub did events justify his predictions. He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit.
It was at least certain that Phileas Fogg had not absented himself from London for many years. Those who were honoured by a better acquaintance with him than the rest, declared that PDF nobody could pretend to have ever seen him anywhere else. His sole pastimes were reading the papers and playing whist. He often won at this game, which, as a silent one, harmonised with his nature- but his winnings never went into his purse, being reserved as a fund for his charities. Mr ePub. Fogg played for the sake of playing.