Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel in which the protagonist Phileas Fogg ventures out on a journey to go around the world in 80 days, as a part of the gamble set by his friends.
Summary of the book
Phileas Fogg is a rich man living in London. But he lives a modest life and his habits are always precise and he lives by his principles avidly. He is the member of Reform Club where he reads an article in The Daily Telegraph, which speaks of traveling around the world in just 80 days. After a brief argument on the same, his friends at the club raise a wager of twenty thousand pounds, which he would receive if he does go around the world in 80 days. He sets out and reaches India. He and his male servant meet a young Indian woman. The story takes many twists and turns in due course of their journey together. Will Phileas be able to win the bet? What role does the woman play in his life? With a tightly knit story, Around the World in Eighty Days makes a delightful story to the adventure novel lovers.
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne was a French poet, playwright and novelist. He is known very well for his adventure novels and science fiction. Along with H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback, Verne is also referred to as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’. He has also authored The Mysterious Island, Five Weeks in a Balloon, Master of the World, Off on a Comet and From the Earth to the Moon among many other books.
This Article is Posted on 23 Apr 2015 in Entertainment Section and Books