Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
A French author and a pioneer of the science-fiction genre, Jules Verne was noted for his writings about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel at a time when air travel and submarines were not commonplace and practical means of space travel had not been devised.
"A fastidious English gentleman makes a remarkable wager – he will travel around the world in 80 days or forfeit his life's savings” - thus begins Jules Verne's classic novel, *Around the World in 80 Days*, which remains unsurpassed in sheer story-telling entertainment and pure adventure.
Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Jean Passepartout, embark on a fantastic journey into a world filled with danger and beauty - from the exotic shores of India, where the heroic travelers rescue a Raja's beautiful wife from ritual sacrifice, to the rugged American frontier, where their train is ambushed by an angry Sioux tribe …
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