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Around the world in eighty days

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“Around the world tour in eighty days” is an adventurous novel by French author Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In this story, London’s Phileas Fogg and his French maid Passepartout try to circumnavigate the world in 80 days to win £ 20,000 wager with the Reform Club comrades. Using whatever means necessary, he travels with his faithful servant Passepartout. Picking up a misinformed detective along the way, they travel to India (where he rescues an Indian girl from the funeral pyre of her husband), China, America and probably other places too. Does he win the bet? That would be telling.

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