Around The World In Eighty Days – Jules Verne
Category: Children Fiction
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-I would wager four thousand pounds that such a journey, made under these conditions, is impossible.” This is how incredulous Stuart responds to mathematically correct Phileas Fogg when he proposes a journey around the world in eighty days. Fogg bets twenty thousand against his four and the race against time is on. He collects his French servant Passepartout and leaves England for England on a thrill ride of a lifetime. He will travel from London to Suez to Bombay to Calcutta to Hong Kong to Yokohama to San Francisco to New York to London. Succeed he may but will he be the same man who left his home only eighty days ago?
About the Author
A master of science fiction writing, Jules Verne (1828-1905) brought the genre to life with his epic accounts of travel and adventure, with many of the technologies he described yet to be invented. His numerous notable works chart his fascination with any and every form of travel on, around, even under the Earth, displaying an almost child-like awe and appreciation of the unknown.