The story sets itself in the middle of 19th century, in London, where Phileas Fogg and his loyal servant Passepartout set off on a race to round the world in eighty days on a wager of twenty thousand pounds. This is an epic tale full of suspense and extraordinary adventures from Paris, to the Middle East, India, Hong Kong, Japan to San Francisco.
Phileus Fogg is a rather eccentric and enigmatic Englishman, “exactitude personified” as Verne puts it. His French manservant Passepartout is brave, humorous, loyal, and with a touching innocence about him. Mr. Fogg has a strong moral compass, is noble and courageous, rating philanthropy and humility above his base fortunes.
Definitively, this is one of Jules Verne’s great classics – fun, adventurous, chivalrous and witty.
- Author: Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905)
- Original title: Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours
- Original language: French
- Genre: Adventure novel
- Publication year: 1872
- Public: Adults, teenagers
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