By James Downard
From submarines and airships combating at the excessive seas, to electrical guns and know-how much more staggering and perilous, Phileas Fogg and his allies play for the top of stakes in a conflict of wits and wills to maintain resentful forces from acquiring the secrets and techniques of atomic power, and maybe even changing the very process heritage.
Along the best way, in India, Mr. Fogg meets his fit and mate in Aouda, the much more superb and bold sister of Captain Nemo, whereas amassing as unforeseen a solid of peers as any in fiction.
There's the aged (but faraway from passe) detective Auguste Dupin, displaying he is misplaced none of his abilities within the years because the bothered American Mr. Poe wrote of his exploits within the Rue Morgue.
Then there's the reclusive ex-slave Thomasina Maker, whose awesome innovations turn out necessary to their project, while her indomitable spirit stands up for justice and an unfettered mind's eye in an international so rife with prejudice and fear.
And what of that audacious information correspondent Michel Ardan, buddy of the yank Mr. Barbicane who deliberate to fly to the Moon, till Passepartout and Fogg replaced their plans? Is Ardan operating to an altogether assorted time table? and may he ever have to use that little pistol he includes in his pocket?
The international of 1872 that Jules Verne teased us with is delivered to existence anew in all its shiny element as Phileas Fogg races all over the world, by way of send and train--and no longer a number of different conveyances of so much unparalleled personality. Chased by way of, and chasing after, those that could study too overdue the risks of realizing too little.
Fortunately for our heroes, Phileas Fogg incorporates his Watch, and Passepartout has his Comb.
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