History Literature / AroundtheWorldInEightyDays

3rd Jul '16 6:13:17 PM Specialist290
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* DarkestHour: Fogg is despondent about losing his bet because he missed his train -- but it turns out he forgot to account for the fact that he gained a whole extra day during his travels, which allows him to win the bet in the end.


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* SweetAndSourGrapes: Fogg returns to London believing himself to be a ruined man, having spent half his fortune on the voyage and believing himself to have lost the other half in the bet. Aouda still loves him, however, and asks to get married immediately. Passpartout goes out to make the arrangements, and while doing so he discovers that Fogg's calculations are off by a day...
19th Jun '16 12:51:04 PM DaibhidC
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* The AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' has the [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/look-to-the-west-volume-v-to-dream-again.354968/page-36#post-11931574 Great World Race]], a race between two couples (one American, one Meridian) to circumnavigate the globe in 90 days (longer because in this timeline India lacks a transcontinental railway). It has almost the same outcome as Verne's story, except the racers insist that the challenge was how long it ''took'', not what day they arrived, and therefore they failed. Most people, however, disagree.

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* The AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' has the [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/look-to-the-west-volume-v-to-dream-again.354968/page-36#post-11931574 Great World Race]], a race between two couples (one American, one Meridian) to circumnavigate the globe in 90 days (longer because in this timeline India lacks a transcontinental railway). It has almost the same outcome as Verne's story, except the racers insist that the challenge was how long it ''took'', not what day they arrived, and therefore they failed. Most people, however, disagree.
19th Jun '16 12:50:35 PM DaibhidC
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* The AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' has the [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/look-to-the-west-volume-v-to-dream-again.354968/page-36#post-11931574 Great World Race]], a race between two couples (one American, one Meridian) to circumnavigate the globe in 90 days (longer because in this timeline India lacks a transcontinental railway). It has almost the same outcome as Verne's story, except the racers insist that the challenge was how long it ''took'', not what day they arrived, and therefore they failed. Most people, however, disagree.
30th May '16 11:49:59 PM gallium
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* Pioneering woman journalist Nellie Bly made the trip in RealLife, traveling east from New York, stopping in France to interview Jules Verne. She made it with eight days to spare, after Joseph Pulitzer sent a private train to California to pick her up. Her memoir ''Around the World in Seventy-Two Days'' was published in 1890.

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* Pioneering woman journalist Nellie Bly made the trip in RealLife, traveling east from New York, stopping in France to interview Jules Verne. She made it with eight days to spare, after Joseph Pulitzer sent a private train to California to pick her up. Her memoir ''Around the World in Seventy-Two Days'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'' was published in 1890.
17th May '16 2:12:28 AM Arcorann
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* RightOnTheTick: Fogg has to be back at the club by 5:00 pm on the 80th day in order to win the bet. Not one second later.

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* RightOnTheTick: Fogg has to be back at the club by 5:00 8:45 pm on the 80th day in order to win the bet. Not one second later.
21st Feb '16 9:41:57 AM CaptainPedant
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* PlotHole: OK, so the International Date Line didn't exist, so Fogg might not have noticed that he was gaining a few minutes every day if he was counting off days as he went. But he should have noticed the calendar date as he transited the United States, studing train tables and ship schedules.

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* PlotHole: OK, so the International Date Line didn't exist, so Fogg might not have noticed that he was gaining a few minutes every day if he was counting off days as he went. But he should have noticed the calendar date as he transited the United States, studing studying train tables and ship schedules.schedules.
** In particular, even if Fogg never so much as looked at a newspaper in the United States, he should not have missed his transatlantic steamer -- unless for some unexplained reason it left a whole day earlier than scheduled.
2nd Feb '16 12:49:39 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDaysBurbankAnimation'', an AnimatedAdaptaion from Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, which is also an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation, albeit a [[CompressedAdaptation compressed one]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDaysBurbankAnimation'', an AnimatedAdaptaion AnimatedAdaptation from Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, which is also an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation, albeit a [[CompressedAdaptation compressed one]].
2nd Feb '16 9:53:50 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDaysBurbankAnimation'', an AnimatedAdaptaion from Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, which is also an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation, albeit a [[CompressedAdaptation compressed one]].
29th Jan '16 1:23:18 AM Aquillion
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* ClockDiscrepancy: At first it looks like Phileas Fogg came a day late and lost the bet, but then he notices the date in the newspaper and realizes that, since they crossed the UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine, they had gained a day and are still on time.

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* ClockDiscrepancy: At first it looks like Phileas Fogg came a day late and lost the bet, but then he notices the date in the newspaper and realizes that, since they crossed [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine circled the UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine, world]], they had gained a day and are still on time.
7th Jan '16 11:51:08 AM gallium
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