Enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg shocks his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club when he wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in only eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.
This edition of Around the World in Eighty Days is based on George M. Towle’s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne’s adventure novel comes alive vividly, while brilliantly reﬂecting on time, space, and one man’s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.
- 304 pages
- Part of the Puffin Classics series
- Classic novel by Jules Verne