Around the World in Eighty Days (Collins Classics)(Paperback Edition)
Author: Jules Verne
Goodreads Rating: 3.92
Publisher: Harper Press
Pragmatic gambler Phileas Fogg has made a gentlemanly wager to the members of his exclusive club: that he can circle the world in just eighty days, right down to the minute. Fetching his newly appointed French valet, Fogg embarks on a fabulous journey across land and sea - by steamer, rail, and elephant - to win the bet of a lifetime.
Inspired by Jules Verne’s own sea travels and his fascination with circumnavigating the globe, the avid dreamer’s picaresque voyage inspired generations of adventurers who were eager to best Verne’s challenge - from nineteenth-century journalist Nellie Bly to Monty Python’s Michael Palin.