One night at his gentlemen's club, staid Englishman Phileas Fogg bets his companions half of his fortune that he can travel around 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 impossible setbacks and always racing against the clock. But will he succeed and collect on his bets? This well-loved novel by science-fiction writer Jules Verne wonderfully captures the spirit of adventure that was bubbling around the beginning of the twentieth century. Entertaining and enthralling from beginning to end, this classic adventure tale is impossible to put down.