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Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

by Jules Verne

Phlegmatic Englishman, rabid whist player, Phileas Fogg, of whom we know nothing, leads a life regulated like clockwork. Never a useless word or movement. This Wednesday, October 2, 1872, everything could well change: against the advice of his playing partners at the Reform-Club, Phileas Fogg maintains that one can now cover the earth in just eighty days. A bet is launched. If he is not back on Saturday, December 21, at eight forty-five in the evening, our man loses everything. With Jean Passepartout, a freshly hired French servant, he will have to “jump mathematically from railways to ocean liners, and from ocean liners to railways”. But his road could well be strewn with pitfalls...

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