"The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived." -- Arthur C. Clarke. Jules Verne started out composing librettos, but the French-born author's passion for travel and exploration compelled him to turn to adventure tales, creating the prototype for today's science fiction. One of the most translated authors in the world, Jules Verne is best known for his classics, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Jules Verne lived in Nantes. Jules Verne was born in 1828 and died in 1905.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Le Tour Du Monde En 80 Jours (Petits Classiques Larousse Texte Integral)?
Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours Jul 29, 2003
This book is an abridged version of the original in a special collection from Hachette entitled Lecture Facile (Easy Reading) and it is 77 pages long - Level 1 out of 3 with 3 being the advanced version. I used it in a level 4 French class and found it to be very useful for teaching purposes. The entire text is written in the present and the compound past so it is a great beginning reader useful to motivate inexperienced readers of French. The story is a delight and the relationships between the characters is what held everyone's attention. It is apparently timeless as all of the students commented that they loved this book. I rate it four stars because I like the full version so much better. But again, this is a great beginning reader.
Living colors of the world. Nov 4, 1999
"80 days around the world" is a wonderful trip that will take you north and south, east and west where you will see the colors, hear the anthems and taste the way of life of 1000 different cultures!