Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1873
Round the World in Eighty Days Synopsis
Round the World in Eighty Days is a novel by Jules Verne published in 1873. The story follows Phileas Fogg, a wealthy Englishman, who bets £20,000 (equivalent to £1.9 million in 2019) that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. He is accompanied by his newly hired French valet, Jean Passepartout.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his pioneering science fiction novels. He was born in Nantes, France, on February 8, 1828. His father was a lawyer, and Verne originally intended to follow in his footsteps. However, he soon developed a love of literature and theater.
Verne went on to write over 60 novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and The Mysterious Island (1875). His novels were often based on scientific principles, and he often consulted with scientists and engineers to ensure his stories were accurate. Find out more about Jules Verne on sevenov.com.