Amazon is currently offering a free Kindle eBook download of the popular illustrated story Around the World in 80 Days. This book typically sells for $1 or more at other online stores and fetches $7+ as a physical book. Enjoy the story behind the popular 2004 Disney film. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 725 Amazon customers.
Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly $3m today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded manservant. Traveling by train, steamship, sailboat, sledge, and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks, and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard — who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England — to win the extraordinary wager.
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