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For questions about the book 'Around the World in Eighty Days' (French: 'Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours', 1872) by Jules Verne. Use this tag with the [jules-verne] and [french-language] tags.

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Why does Mr. Fogg set out on his trip around the world in 80 days?

In Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, Mr. Phileas Fogg, the main protagonist, interrupts his exact routine and sets off for a journey around the world, with 20,000 pounds on the line if he ...
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In Verne's "Around the world in 80 days", why would clocks strike at ten before the hour?

This recent question about a time discrepancy in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days reminded me of another time-related oddity I noticed towards the end of the novel. Fogg and co. have been ...
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What are the "eighteen methods of arranging Minerva's tresses"?

In Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, Jean Passepartout, Phileas Fogg's new servant, is introduced. We're given a description, which includes a descrption of his hair: As for Jean, also known ...
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How is 11:22 four minutes slow if it's actually 11:29?

In the first chapter of Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg meets Jean Passepartout, his new servant, and they introduce themselves. As part of this, Fogg asks Jean what time it is: “...
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If Phileas Fogg had a clock that showed the exact date and time, why didn't he realize that he had arrived a day early?

How can it happen that, with a complicated clock which indicated the hours, the minutes, the seconds, the days, the months, and the years in Fogg's room, as we are told in the first chapter of the &...
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Is Jules Verne making fun of the English in Around the World?

I just began reading Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days and Phileas Fogg had just fired his servant for giving him warm water that was by 2 Fahrenheit degrees off (roughly 1 Celsius degree). Fogg ...
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Could you actually go around the world in 80 days?

Around the World in 80 Days is a novel be Jules Verne about an Englishman who makes a bet with some fellow club members that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Nowadays with modern flight, ...
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