By Jules Verne
World wide in 80 Days (French: Le journey du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a vintage event novel by means of 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 guess (roughly £1.6 million at the present time) set via his buddies on the Reform membership. it's one in every of Verne's such a lot 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 conducted with mathematical precision. little or no should be stated approximately his social lifestyles 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 by way of the identify of Jean Passepartout as an alternative. on the Reform membership, Fogg will get excited by an issue over a piece of writing within the day-by-day Telegraph mentioning that with the outlet of a brand new railway part in India, it truly is now attainable to shuttle world wide in eighty days. He accepts a guess for £20,000 (equal to approximately £1.6 million this day) from his fellow membership individuals, which he'll obtain if he makes it around the globe in eighty days. followed through Passepartout, he leaves London through 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.