Around the World in Eighty Days Author:Jules Verne In these days of powerful jet airplanes, going around the world in eighty days may not seem to be a hurry at all. Yet, just one hundred years ago, it was barely possible - and not very likely. Railroad, steamship,lumbering elephants - the schedules for all of them had to meet each other precisely to make such a wild notion come true. And when y... more »ou add to that the difficulties encountered with savage indians, a detective who mistakes the traveler for a notorious criminal, and all the other problems of girdling a younger less-tamed world, it turns out to be quite an adventure.
Phileas Fogg, the English gentleman, who makes the fantastic trip on a bet, and his French manservant, Passpartout, are lively, contrasting characters - exactly the right partners to give the story its flavor of humor and excitement.« less