A casual wager hastens the elegant and exacting Phileas Fogg on a rollicking ride around the world with his entertaining sidekick Passepartout in tow and the dogged Detective Fix hot on their heels. By cab, rail, steamer, and ingenious means improvised en route, they cobble together a global adventure in which they overcome all manner of unanticipated and sometimes uproarious obstacles while still managing to rescue the demure princess Aouda. Full of wit, fancy, and amusement, Around the World in Eighty Days ranks among Verne’s best-loved tales.
This Warbler Classics edition includes charts of the planned and actual itineraries, a photo gallery of all the modes of travel that feature in the story, and a detailed biographical note on the author’s life.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, playwright, and poet who is best known for his enduring tales of adventure and discovery that include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne’s books about a variety of innovations and technological advancements—including the submarine, space travel, terrestrial flight and deep-sea exploration—years before they were practical realities laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction. One of the most famous French novelists of all time, Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare.
No one told Jules Verne he was a science fiction writer, but he invented the 20th century.”
“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”
—from the book
Price: $9.95 (paperback); $2.99 (ebook)
Book dimensions: 5.25 x .6 x 8 inches
Published: July 3, 2020