It cannot be called a science fiction. He clearly believes in the superiority of British influence, which is certainly not unusual at this point in history. He is introduced to us as a prudent Englishman whose wealth is a source of mystery to all. Verne tells us quite a bit about Sir Francis's life and knowledge of India, and even in a few short chapters we learn a lot about Sir Francis's character in the attempt to save Aouda. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. Fogg gives Passepartout a part of the money he wins, while Aouda gives this French man her affection and care. Phileas Fogg - This precise and intelligent man is one to the most memorable characters of Verne.
They'd gained a day travelling eastward and it's only December 21! Three Priests: In Bombay, the priests attack Passpartout. It is this guard who suggests that they fight aboard the train itself. Jean Passepartout, Fogg's French butler, Detective Fix, who works for Scotland Yard and is on the trail of Fogg, who he thinks is a bank robber and Aouda , an Indian princess who is rescued by Fogg and Passepartout, travels with them and then marries Fogg. The story is set in London and is about a rich man named Phileas Fogg who lives a very basic but luxurious life. Finally through the courageous daring of Passepartout the princess is saved from the jaws of death.
Bangkok's port is situated some 15 kilometers downstream near the river's estuary, where the water is deep enough. He decides to help the sacrificial victim, Aouda and risks his own life in the bargain. The last quarter was spent speed reading the book, just for the abject purpose of being done with it. Rangoon is going the wrong way, passing the palace from left to right, suggesting she comes from upriver and sails towards the estuary, which doesn't make sense either. He is worried by the prospect of delays, and since he is not as cool-headed as Fogg, gets more worked up at the prospect of anything holding them up. British Consul at Suez - He waits along with detective Fix for the boat Mongolia to arrive at Suez.
GradeSaver, 24 October 2015 Web. Frigg, the English detective, who is sure that Fogg is the great convict who has escaped after the great train robbery committed in England a couple of days before the journey started. But on reaching Hong Kong, Fogg and Aouda find out that he has shifted to another country after making a lot of money. Verne spins a tale in which the reader will become so absorbed as to believe they are a part of the journey that must conclude in precisely 80 days. In Egypt, Fogg is mistaken for a bank robber by Scotland Yard detective Fix, and is thereafter followed by Fix.
Fogg is thus forced to hire a special boat to Shanghai. Clergyman Reverend Samuel Wilson - When Aouda and Fogg decide to get married Passepartout is sent to the clergyman. The group escapes before the Indians can chase them. He buys an elephant and heads toward Allahabad to get back on the train. Also: the 2004 film with Steve Coggan and Jackie Chan did the book justice - meaning it was also horrid.
He is a brave, warm, man, yet seems to often throw a wrench in Fogg's attempt to travel round the world in 80 days. Fort Kearney Captain - The Captain in command of Fort Kearney meets Fogg. His idea is to take the train over the bridge at a very high speed, which will enable it to pass over. Aouda accompanies them to the station, where they finally get a train to Calcutta. Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Verne adds an unexpected twist in the story when the precise Fogg slips up and mistakes the time.
As the journey unfolds, so does the man, layer by thin layer, until his inner identity is revealed. Sometimes displays a quiet strength. The story follows two travelers that grow to a trio and then a foursome as they fight their way through countless obstacles to reach home. I would recommend this book to a 12 to 14 boy. That night they wait for the guards to fall asleep and then try to make a hole in the wall of the pagoda in which the woman has been imprisoned. It cannot be called a science fiction.
Girl in Paris Railroad Station. It centers on the story of Phileas Fogg, who tackles the wager that he cannot cross the world in just 80 days. Set aside the colonialism of the time, the sometimes cringe-worthy racial stereotypes, and just enjoy the travel! Passepartout soon realizes that he is completely wrong for Fogg suddenly plans a journey around the world and Passepartout is tugged along. The pilot on the Rangoon - He is a sailor on the ship and he is the one who steers the ship into Hong Kong harbor. Fix then drugs Passepartout in an opium den so Passepartout, Fogg, and Aouda will miss their boat, but Passepartout manages to make the ship to Yokohama. In each leg of the journey Fogg and Passepartout have frustrating, exciting and sometimes dangerous encounters that threaten to prevent them from completing the trip on time.