Around the World in Eighty Days

Author(s): Jules Verne

Classic Literature

Phileas Fogg is a creature of habit, a man who runs his life with clockwork precision. He knows when his shaving water is supplied two degrees cooler than it is meant to be; he knows exactly how many paces it is from his Savile Row home to the Reform Club; and he knows that it is perfectly possible to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. Five of his club companions beg to differ on the latter point. Surely that is a theoretical schedule, one quickly derailed by adverse conditions and ill luck? Fogg determines to settle the issue and a wager is born. He and his new valet, Jean Passe-partout, embark on an epic race against time over land and sea, natural hazards and man-made obstacles impeding their progress at every turn.And shadowing them every step of the way is a dogged Scotland Yard detective...Jules Verne's transcontinental adventure rattles along at breakneck speed, a breathless tale of derring-do that ha thrilled readers since it first appeared in 1872.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781908533289
  • : Atlantic Publishing,Croxley Green
  • : Transatlantic Press
  • : February 2012
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jules Verne
  • : Paperback
  • : 843.8
  • : 256