Pragmatic gambler Phileas Fogg has made a gentlemanly wager to the members of his exclusive club: that he can circle the world in just eighty days, right down to the minute. Fetching his newly appointed French valet, Fogg embarks on a fabulous journey across land and sea – by steamer, rail, and elephant – to win the bet of a lifetime.
Inspired by Jules Verne’s own sea travels and his fascination with circumnavigating the globe, the avid dreamer’s picaresque voyage inspired generations of adventurers who were eager to best Verne’s challenge – from nineteenth-century journalist Nellie Bly to Monty Python’s Michael Palin.
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Revised edition: Previously published as Around the World in Eighty Days, this edition of Around the World in Eighty Days (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.