Around the World in 80 Daysaf Jules Verne
To fulfil a wager made one evening at the Reform Club in London, the precise English gentleman Phileas Fogg embarks on a thrilling voyage as he races around the world with his longsuffering manservant, Passepartout. Travelling by steamboat, train, sailing ship, sledge and even by elephant - and with only a modest carpet bag for luggage - the laconic hero is determined to win his bet. But with the hot-blooded Passepartout by his side, adventure is never too far away, and the intrepid duo are caught up in a skirmish with Native Americans, escape a kidnapping, survive a hurricane, join a circus troupe and rescue an Indian bride - among other escapades! And in hot pursuit is the tenacious Detective Fix of Scotland Yard, who mistakenly believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England. Rich in humour and excitement, Around the World in Eighty Days deservedly remains Jules Verne's most enduringly popular book. This handsome new edition brings together the complete and unabridged text with over 70 magnificent illustrations by the award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.