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Around the World

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In Nebraska the train is attacked by a band of Sioux, who are on the point of winning the battle when Passepartout succeeds in uncoupling the train from its engine outside Fort Kearny, and the soldiers garrisoned there frighten the Sioux into leaving. A possible inspiration was the traveller George Francis Train, who made four trips around the world, including one in 80 days in 1870. It is a graphic novel that is so cool because a man travels around the world on a bicycle, a girl attempts to travel around the world in 74 days and a sailor travels around the world! I particularly enjoyed the writing style (which can be attributed to both Verne and the translator) because it suits the topic of the novel. According to a second-hand 1898 account, Verne refers to a Cook advertisement as a source for the idea of his book.

The novel Around the world in 100 days by Gary Blackwood (2010) serves as a sequel to the events in 80 days.Chapter XXXV appeared on 20 December; [8] 21 December, the date upon which Fogg was due to appear back in London, did not include an installment of the story; [9] on 22 December, the final two chapters announced Fogg's success.

Passepartout still manages to catch the steamer to Yokohama but cannot inform Fogg that the steamer is leaving the evening before its scheduled departure date. Thomas Stevens never gave up, though, continuing to pedal his way around the world until his determination paid off and the bicycle became viewed as a legitimate mode of travel. Battling the elements, people who didn't wish to see her succeed, unexpected competition for the record and the demanding nature of her self-imposed time constraint, Nellie fought to show that there truly was nothing she couldn't do if she put her mind to it, and challenged all of us to see ourselves in the same way.The periodical Le Tour du monde (3 October 1869) contained a short piece titled "Around the World in Eighty Days", which refers to 230 km (140 mi) of the railway not yet completed between Allahabad and Bombay, a central point in Verne's work. In 2009, twelve celebrities performed a relay version of the journey for the BBC Children in Need charity appeal.



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