This is one of the most exciting tales of adventure ever written. Accompanied by his faithful valet Passepartout, the imperturbable and resourceful Phileas Fogg has vowed to make his way across the globe in a mere eighty days. A breathless series of triumphs, mishaps, and near-misses ensues, as the daring duo makes use of nearly every form of transportation then known to bring them closer to their goal.
Around the World in Eighty Days is more than great storytelling. With its humorous depiction of cultures as diverse as Victorian England, colonial India, and the American Wild West, it is also a remarkable snapshot of its time.