Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Published September 29, 2022

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Book info

  • Title Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Author Jules Verne
  • Year 1872
  • Genre Classic

One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand—whether train or elephant—overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.


Having watched David Tennant in the TV adaptation of this classic, I figured it was time I got round to reading the original. It’s pretty entertaining, following Fogg around the globe as he gets into plenty of mischief and antics. I like the cast of characters and the fact that he’s being followed by a police detective, Fix, who’s trying to derail the journey. Good adventure story!

Rating: 3 / 5

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