Around the World in 80 Days - Novel
Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne
Phileas Fogg wagered half his fortune that he can travel around the world in eighty days, crossing jungles, deserts, mountains, oceans -- all the while being pursued by a bounty hunter determined to stop him.
Book Summary (208 pages)
Theme: Tolerance, technology
Setting: Europe, Asia, Japan, America
Related Studies: World geography, railroads, Gandhi, Hinduism, Mormonism, Suez Canal, drug abuse
Enrichment/Writing Focus: Logic, fallacies, persuasive writing
This is a fun story to read, combining action, humor and challenging vocabulary. Although TLP is a literature program, this study includes a geography section.
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