Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover)

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By Jules Verne, Michael Glencross (Translated by), Brian Aldiss (Introduction by), Michael Glencross (Notes by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)


Verne's classic novel of global voyaging

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author

In 1863, Jules Verne (1828-1905) published Five Weeks in a Balloon, and struck a new vein in fiction - stories that combined popular science and exploration. He wrote 54 novels in the Extraordinary Voyages series.

Michael Glencross, the translator, has written widely on French literature and culture.

Brian Aldiss is a distinguished Science Fiction writer as well as a poet, essayist, dramatist, SF historian and critic.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780241468654
ISBN-10: 0241468655
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: November 30th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics