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Jules Verne. Around the World in Eighty Days. 1876.
Jules Verne. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by Geo. M. Towle. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, n.d., ca. 1876.
On a wager of staggering proportions, Phineas Fogg embarks on a trip round the world, using all of the latest technologies of the Victorian era: “I will jump — mathematically.”
An early American edition of one of the most celebrated of the Voyages extraordinaires of Jules Verne (1828-1905), whose scientific extrapolations included Captain Nemo’s submarine, floating cities, travel to the moon, and the megalomaniac aviator Robur-le-Conquérant.