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Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Updated on January 3, 2010

Around The World In Eighty Days is a popular adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1873. Its name in French is Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts iours. The novel tells of Phileas Fogg, an Englishman, who wagers with members of the Reformers' Club that he can travel around the world in 80 days. The bet is accepted, and Fogg agrees to appear at the club at a specified time. He sets out that very night, accompanied by Passepartout, his French valet, and by Detective Fix, who is assigned by the club to keep track of Fogg's travels. Fogg's voyage is filled with fabulous adventures in many lands, and his unfailing resourcefulness enables him to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Fogg wins the wager when he walks into the Reformers' Club at the specified time. Verne made a stage version of the novel in 1874. It also was adapted as a motion picture by Mike Todd in 1956.


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