Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne. The book was first published in 1873.
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours
J. Hetzel et Cie.
27.5 × 19 cm.
Phileas Fogg is a wealthy man. In 1872 he bet that he could travel the world in eighty days, from Wednesday, 2 October 8:45 PM until Saturday, 21 December 8:45 PM. He accepts a wager for £20,000, half of his total fortune. The other half is used for the journey.
As it happens, he just fired his valet because he wasn't punctual enough, and hired the Frenchman Passepartout as a replacement. Quite unexpectedly, he is instructed to accompany him on the journey.
Phileas has drawn up a tight schedule:
From London to Suez train and steamer 7 days
From Suez to Bombay steamer 13 days
From Bombay to Calcutta train 3 days
From Calcutta to Hong Kong steamer 13 days
From Hong Kong to Yokohama steamer 6 days
From Yokohama to San Francisco steamer 22 days
From San Francisco to New York train 7 days
From New York to London steamer and train 9 days
Total 80 days
- Number of Books
- Aviation, History, Illustrated, Topography, Transport, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- Jules Verne
- Book Title
- Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts jours
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Pierre-Jules Hetzel
- Binding/ Material
- other extra - see description
- Number of pages
- 275×190 mm