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Around The World In Eighty Days

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After reading an article proclaiming that a new railroad in India has made it possible to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days, Phileas Fogg makes a £20,000 wager that he can do just that. Alongside his faithful valet Passepartout, a carpetbag full of travelling money, and a carefully laid out itinerary, Fogg sets out on a journey around the world only to quickly discover that his travels do not go as planned. Despite being hindered at every turn, including being chased by a detective who thinks he’s guilty of bank robbery, Fogg presses on, determined to win his wager.

Around the World in Eighty Days was published at a time when the idea of global tourism was just becoming possible. Author Jules Verne played on the excitement around this idea, and drew inspiration from recent news and events, as well as from earlier successful works about such expeditions.

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