By Jules Verne
Worldwide in 80 Days (French: Le travel du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a vintage event novel by way of the French author Jules Verne, released in 1873. within the tale, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly hired French valet Passepartout try and circumnavigate the realm in eighty days on a £20,000 bet (roughly £1.6 million at the present time) set by way of his buddies on the Reform membership. it's considered one of Verne's so much acclaimed works. the tale starts off in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a wealthy English gentleman dwelling in solitude. regardless of his wealth, Fogg lives a modest lifestyles with behavior performed with mathematical precision. little or no might be acknowledged approximately his social existence except that he's a member of the Reform membership. Having brushed off 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 by means of the identify of Jean Passepartout as an alternative. on the Reform membership, Fogg will get focused on a controversy over an editorial within the day-by-day Telegraph declaring that with the outlet of a brand new railway part in India, it's now attainable to trip worldwide in eighty days. He accepts a bet for £20,000 (equal to approximately £1.6 million this present day) from his fellow membership individuals, which he'll obtain if he makes it worldwide in eighty days. followed via 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 whilst eighty days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.
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