Around the World in 80 Days Book Summary

Sandra Lee on 2/21/2011 1:56:40 AM

Jules Gabriel Verne is often referred to as the “father of sci-fi genre”, having authored such wonderful books as A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In his book Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne narrates a tale of an extraordinary voyage undertaken by Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout. Phileas Fogg, the protagonist bets his companion £20,000 that he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. On this adventure, his companion is his emotional French valet Jean Passepartout. The two of them overcome a series of hurdles which present themselves in form of storms, natural disasters, kidnappings and of course the unyielding Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard in order to win the bet. This thrilling tale of race against time grips the audience’s attention from the word go.
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