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DetailsOctober 2, 1872, Reform Club, London. There is an article in The Daily Telegraph estimating that one can go round the world in eighty days. Phileas Fogg, a rich English gentleman, engages in a conversation with his partners at whist about the possibility of it. And this is what it leads to: “I will bet twenty thousand pounds against anyone who wishes, that I will make the tour of the world in eighty days or less; in nineteen hundred and twenty hours, or a hundred and fifteen thousand two hundred minutes. Do you accept?” And soon, Fogg is on the 8.45 p.m. train to Italy from London with his French servant, Passepartout. From trains to steamers to elephants, as Fogg travels across the four continents and different time zones, braving the unexpected, will he be able to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days? Will Phileas Fogg win the bet? Written during the Franco-Prussian War, Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days is a thrilling and lively adventure novel. Reimagined across various art forms, this unforgettable classic continues to challenge the spirit of adventure in its readers.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jules Gabriel Verne was born in February 1828. He developed a passion for travelling and adventure at an early age. Verne had begun writing in his teens. Un prêtre en 1839 (A Priest in 1839), his unfinished novel, is one of his earliest surviving prose works. His first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, was published by Hetzel in 1863. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras was first published in book form in 1866. The Voyages Extraordinaires (Extraordinary Voyages or Extraordinary Journeys), a sequence of fifty-four novels, was published between 1863 and 1905. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), were some of the works included in the series. Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) is one of Verne’s most acclaimed works. Verne died in 1905 at his home in Amiens. Paris in the Twentieth Century (1994), written in 1863, and Backwards to Britain (1989), were two of his works published posthumously.
SKU Code PRK B 2322 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788175993938 Author Name JULES VERNE Publisher Name FINGERPRINT