Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne s adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly re ecting on time, space, and one man s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society."
Around the World in Eighty Days
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