History Literature / AroundtheWorldinEightyDays

17th Sep '17 12:06:36 AM jamespolk
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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: While Fogg is clearly rich, how he became rich is never made clear in the book.
16th Sep '17 11:58:12 PM jamespolk
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* ClockKing: Phileas Fogg [[spoiler:until the end, when he breaks his usual habits to win his bet.]] Phileas Fogg is the UnbuiltTrope for the ClockKing: published at 1872, is the TropeMaker, but also explores all the ramifications about that trope: Being a MysteriousStranger, the readers never know any of his BackStory, and only in the very last chapters the reader realizes that Foggís extreme reserve was not an EvilBrit case, but only a severe case of BritishStuffiness. Unlike all his imitators, Fogg is very good at XanatosSpeedChess and the IndyPloy, because thatís the only way he can win TheBet. Foggís plan didnít work, but it didnít work ''in his favor'': the Universe rewards him by granting him almost an extra day. And the one obsessed with his clock was not him, but his employee, Jean Passepartout.

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* ClockKing: Phileas Fogg [[spoiler:until until the end, when he breaks his usual habits to win his bet.]] bet. Phileas Fogg is the UnbuiltTrope for the ClockKing: published at 1872, is the TropeMaker, but also explores all the ramifications about that trope: Being a MysteriousStranger, the readers never know any of his BackStory, and only in the very last chapters the reader realizes that Foggís extreme reserve was not an EvilBrit case, but only a severe case of BritishStuffiness. Unlike all his imitators, Fogg is very good at XanatosSpeedChess and the IndyPloy, because thatís the only way he can win TheBet. Foggís plan didnít work, but it didnít work ''in his favor'': the Universe rewards him by granting him almost an extra day. And the one obsessed with his clock was not him, but his employee, Jean Passepartout.



* ScheduleFanatic: Phileas Fogg [[spoiler:until the end, where he misses a key detail and decides to heck with schedule fanaticism]].

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* ScheduleFanatic: Phileas Fogg [[spoiler:until until the end, where he misses a key detail and decides to heck with schedule fanaticism]].fanaticism.



* SuperOCD: Phileas Fogg to the extreme. He fired a previous servant because of a very slight variation in the temperature of his shaving water. [[spoiler: He stops having this in the ending.]] Fogg's MysteriousPast and narration hinting that his super-ordered lifestyle stems from his chaotic early life may suggest that it's actually a form of PTSD.

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* SuperOCD: Phileas Fogg to the extreme. He fired a previous servant because of a very slight variation in the temperature of his shaving water. [[spoiler: He stops having this in the ending.]] ending. Fogg's MysteriousPast and narration hinting that his super-ordered lifestyle stems from his chaotic early life may suggest that it's actually a form of PTSD.
21st Aug '17 6:23:50 AM Arivne
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** Passepartout at times as well. Several large delays were caused by him, even if [[CosmicPlaything mostly indirectly]] -- like being lured into opium den in Shanghai by Fix, or being kidnapped by Sioux in America. Blundering into Hindu temple in Bombay and being dragged to court for this was totally [[IdiotBall his own doing]], though.

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** Passepartout at times as well. Several large delays were caused by him, even if [[CosmicPlaything mostly indirectly]] -- like being lured into an opium den in Shanghai by Fix, or being kidnapped by Sioux in America. Blundering into a Hindu temple in Bombay and being dragged to court for this was totally [[IdiotBall his own doing]], though.
8th Jul '17 10:47:23 AM luiz4200
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Phileas Fogg wages half his fortune that he can travel around the world in eighty days and expects the other half to be spent on his efforts to win. If he wins, he'll have as much money as he'd have if he never entered the bet. If he loses, he's broke.
22nd Dec '16 3:24:00 PM SayaAensland
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** Passepartout is French for "a key that open all locks". Furthermore, the name sounds a mighty lot like "Passport", which is inseparable from the modern traveller, and the literal translation of the name is "Goes Everywhere. [[LampshadeHanging He admits himself the name is fitting]], as he went through several jobs in his past.

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** Passepartout is French for "a key that open all locks". Furthermore, the name sounds a mighty lot like "Passport", which is inseparable from the modern traveller, and the literal translation of the name is "Goes Everywhere.Everywhere". [[LampshadeHanging He admits himself the name is fitting]], as he went through several jobs in his past.
6th Dec '16 12:23:29 PM Xtifr
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* TheBigGuy: Passepartout, one of whose odd jobs was a fireman. Keep in mind the story is set in an age when firemen needed to pull the burning houses apart ''by hand'', and thus invariably were recruited from men built like brick outhouses.
** Passepartout's immense physical strength (and agility) is mentioned several times in the book: when he is forced to join a Japanese circus run by an American when he is temporarily stranded in Yokohama without any money, during the Indian attack on the train in United States, and when Fogg is forced to buy and burn a steamship when crossing the Atlantic back to England.

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* TheBigGuy: Passepartout, one of whose odd jobs was a fireman. Keep in mind the story is set in an age when firemen needed to pull the burning houses apart ''by hand'', and thus invariably were recruited from men built like brick outhouses.
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outhouses. Passepartout's immense physical strength (and agility) is mentioned several times in the book: when he is forced to join a Japanese circus run by an American when he is temporarily stranded in Yokohama without any money, during the Indian attack on the train in United States, and when Fogg is forced to buy and burn a steamship when crossing the Atlantic back to England.



* MeaningfulName: Passepartout is French for "a key that open all locks". Furthermore, the name sounds a mighty lot like "Passport", which is inseparable from the modern traveller, and the literal translation of the name is "Goes Everywhere. [[LampshadeHanging He admits himself the name is fitting]], as he went through several jobs in his past.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Passepartout is French for "a key that open all locks". Furthermore, the name sounds a mighty lot like "Passport", which is inseparable from the modern traveller, and the literal translation of the name is "Goes Everywhere. [[LampshadeHanging He admits himself the name is fitting]], as he went through several jobs in his past.



* 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, studying train tables and ship 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.

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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, studying train tables and ship schedules.
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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.
5th Nov '16 9:37:11 AM nombretomado
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* HouseOfMouse released a CompressedAdaptation, casting Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie as Phileas Fogg, Passportout, and Auoda respectively. The basic story outline remains pretty much the same, but changes Fogg from an incredibly wealthy English gentleman to the caretaker of a financially struggling orphanage, and rather than as a wager, he goes on the journey as a test of punctuality in order to prove he's worthy of inhering his uncle's fortune to [[SavingTheOrphanage save his orphanage from foreclosure.]] Also, the robbery of the bank of England subplot is omitted.

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* HouseOfMouse ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' released a CompressedAdaptation, casting Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie as Phileas Fogg, Passportout, and Auoda respectively. The basic story outline remains pretty much the same, but changes Fogg from an incredibly wealthy English gentleman to the caretaker of a financially struggling orphanage, and rather than as a wager, he goes on the journey as a test of punctuality in order to prove he's worthy of inhering his uncle's fortune to [[SavingTheOrphanage save his orphanage from foreclosure.]] Also, the robbery of the bank of England subplot is omitted.
25th Oct '16 5:40:52 AM ProfessorDetective
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One of the all time great adventure novels and certainly the most famous non-science fiction one by Creator/JulesVerne.

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One of the all time all-time great adventure novels and certainly the most famous non-science fiction one by Creator/JulesVerne.



However, Aouda inadvertently saves the day, both in love with Fogg and feeling guilty that she may have cost him his bet, when she proposes to the now ruined Phileas and he joyously accepts. Passepartout is sent to get a vicar to arrange the wedding, only to learn that the gang forgot they gained a day due to traveling east and actually arrived ''early''. With only moments left to the deadline, Fogg and company race to the Club and make it just in time.

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However, Aouda inadvertently saves the day, both in love with Fogg and feeling guilty that she may have cost him his bet, bet when she proposes to the now ruined Phileas and he joyously accepts. Passepartout is sent to get a vicar to arrange the wedding, only to learn that the gang forgot they gained a day due to traveling east and actually arrived ''early''. With only moments left to the deadline, Fogg and company race to the Club and make it just in time.



* HouseOfMouse released a CompressedAdaptation, casting Mickey, Goofy and Minnie as Phileas Fogg, Passportout, and Auoda respectively. The basic story outline remains pretty much the same, but changes Fogg from an incredibly wealthy English gentleman to the caretaker of a financially struggling orphanage, and rather than as a wager, he goes on the journey as a test of punctuality in order to prove he's worthy of inhering his uncle's fortune to [[SavingTheOrphanage save his orphanage from foreclosure.]] Also, the robbery of the bank of England subplot is omitted.

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* HouseOfMouse released a CompressedAdaptation, casting Mickey, Goofy Goofy, and Minnie as Phileas Fogg, Passportout, and Auoda respectively. The basic story outline remains pretty much the same, but changes Fogg from an incredibly wealthy English gentleman to the caretaker of a financially struggling orphanage, and rather than as a wager, he goes on the journey as a test of punctuality in order to prove he's worthy of inhering his uncle's fortune to [[SavingTheOrphanage save his orphanage from foreclosure.]] Also, the robbery of the bank of England subplot is omitted.



* An interactive fiction game by Inkle called [[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]], released on iOS, Android, and PC that follows the same characters in a steampunk world complete with submarine trains, mechanical soldiers and a guild of Artificers. The player takes the role of Passepartout and allows him free reign to take nearly any route possible to complete the journey, even possibly traveling over the North Pole.
* 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 ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'' was published in 1890.

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* An interactive fiction game by Inkle called [[VideoGame/EightyDays ''[[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]], Days]]'', released on iOS, Android, and PC that follows the same characters in a steampunk world complete with submarine trains, mechanical soldiers and a guild of Artificers. The player takes the role of Passepartout and allows him free reign to take nearly any route possible to complete the journey, even possibly traveling over the North Pole.
* 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, spare after Joseph Pulitzer sent a private train to California to pick her up. Her memoir ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'' was published in 1890.



* RedOniBlueOni: Phileas Fogg (Blue) is pratically an automaton. Passepartout (Red) is a much more excitable fellow.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Phileas Fogg (Blue) is pratically practically an automaton. Passepartout (Red) is a much more excitable fellow.



* RunningGag: Passpartout realizes he left a lamp on in Fogg's apartment as they're leaving London. Throughout the whole trip, Fogg occasionally reminds him of the bill he's racking up.

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* RunningGag: Passpartout Passepartout realizes he left a lamp on in Fogg's apartment as they're leaving London. Throughout the whole trip, Fogg occasionally reminds him of the bill he's racking up.



* 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...

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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 Passepartout goes out to make the arrangements, and while doing so he discovers that Fogg's calculations are off by a day...
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.
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