Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
A pioneer of the science-fiction genre, this book tells that anyone could sit down, draw up a schedule, buy tickets, and travel around the world. The story fired the imagination of readers. The novel has also been adapted to make a movie based on the same name.
‘Around the World in 80 Days’ is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne. The novel was first published in 1873. The novel was written during the difficult times of the Franco-Prussian War. The story fired the imagination of readers. A pioneer of the science-fiction genre, this book tells that anyone could sit down, draw up a schedule, buy tickets, and travel around the world. The novel has also been adapted to make a movie based on the same name. It mesmerizes the readers with its sheer story, downright entertainment and pure adventure.
The summary of the book:
In the story, Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude and a member of a reform club. He bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days. So, Phileas and his newly employed French valet, Passepartout started their journey. They embark on a fantastic journey into a world of danger and beauty. Phileas accepts a wager for £20,000, half of his total fortune’ from his fellow club members to complete such a journey. They grab whatever transportation is available whether train or elephant to get past the exotic lands and dangerous locations. With the different challenges, they are also racing against the clock. Did they complete the tour on time? What challenges did they face during their journey? All these answers are available in this adventurous story.
About the author ‘Around the World in 80 Days’:
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. He is known for his writings about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel long before air travel and submarines were commonplace and before practical means of space travel had even been devised. His passion for writing has created a series of bestselling adventurous novels. His books including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) are the extraordinary works related to that time.
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