A classic tale of adventure from renowned French author Jules Verne.
Originally published in 1872, Around the World in Eighty Days imagined for readers the possibility of circumnavigating the world when the prospect of such a feat was still in its infancy. After an argument with colleagues at London’s Reform Club, the wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers £20,000 that he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days, and then sets out that very evening with his servant Passepartout. A series of adventures on the seas and rails—as well as the presence of a detective from Scotland Yard who mistakes Fogg for a wanted criminal—provide readers with intriguing plot twists along the way. Will Fogg make it back to London in time?
French writer Jules Verne (February 8, 1828 - March 24, 1905) pioneered the science fiction literary genre. He published many plays, essays, short stories, and poems during his lifetime, but is best known for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, and A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Today, he is one of the most translated authors in the world.