Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout... More > attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1,324,289 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.
During this transcontinental adventure, the reclusive bachelor finds love, is involved in mastering various catastrophes place in his path, and spends half his wealth in pursuit of the wager. He is meanwhile being tracked by a bounty hunter who is certain that Fogg is a notorious bank-robber. The story involves cliff-hanger outcomes in exotic locations - right through to the surprise ending.
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