By Jules Verne
World wide in 80 Days (French: Le travel du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a vintage experience novel through the French author Jules Verne, released in 1873. within the tale, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly hired French valet Passepartout try to circumnavigate the area in eighty days on a £20,000 bet (roughly £1.6 million this present day) set by way of his buddies on the Reform membership. it truly is certainly one of Verne's so much acclaimed works. the tale begins in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a wealthy English gentleman dwelling in solitude. regardless of his wealth, Fogg lives a modest existence with behavior performed with mathematical precision. little or no will be acknowledged approximately his social existence except that he's a member of the Reform membership. Having brushed aside his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at eighty four °F (29 °C) rather than 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman through the identify of Jean Passepartout as a substitute. on the Reform membership, Fogg will get concerned about an issue over an editorial within the day-by-day Telegraph declaring that with the outlet of a brand new railway part in India, it truly is now attainable to commute world wide in eighty days. He accepts a guess for £20,000 (equal to approximately £1.6 million at the present time) from his fellow membership participants, which he'll obtain if he makes it around the globe in eighty days. followed by way of Passepartout, he leaves London by means of educate at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due again on the Reform membership even as eighty days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.
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