Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1873
Around the World in Eighty Days Synopsis
Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1873.
Phileas Fogg is a wealthy English gentleman who lives a solitary life in London. He is known for his meticulous habits and his love of travel. One day, Fogg bets his friends at the Reform Club that he can travel around the world in 80 days. He begins his journey with his new valet, Jean Passepartout.
Fogg and Passepartout travel by train, ship, elephant, and hot air balloon. Along the way, they encounter various challenges. However, they also meet some interesting people, including a beautiful Indian woman named Aouda. Fogg learned a lot during this adventure.
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Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world. People said that he resembled Byron—at least that his head was Byronic; but he was a bearded, tranquil Byron, who might live on a thousand years without growing old.
Certainly an Englishman, it was more doubtful whether Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. He was never seen on ’Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the “City”; no ships ever came into London docks of which he was the owner; he had no public employment; he had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at the Temple, or Lincoln’s Inn, or Gray’s Inn.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a renowned French author who laid the foundation for modern science fiction. He is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction." Verne's works, characterized by their imaginative and visionary storytelling, have significantly impacted literature and popular culture.
His passion for adventure and exploration shaped Verne's early life. His prosperous lawyer father encouraged him to study law, but Jules preferred writing and literature. Despite his father's disapproval, Verne pursued his literary interests, writing plays and short stories. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.