Around the World in 80 Days : Illustrated Classics
ISBN: 9789380070919 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"A fastidious Englishman, Phileas Fogg, puts his lifeï¿½s savings at stake,
claiming he can travel around the world in just eighty days.
Thus begins his fantastic journey, full of excitement and a great deal
of risk. Phileas Fogg and his servant, Passepartout visit many foreign
lands, exotic and beautiful.
Amidst all the excitement is a case of mistaken identity, which has a
Scotland Yard detective hot at their heels!
Will Phileas Fogg lose the bet? Will he be put behind bars for
robbing a bank? Read on to find out."
About Jules Verne
8 February 1828, Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet and
playwright who has also been the second most-translated writer in the world
Popular for writing about air, underwater and space travel much before
submarines or air travel became a reality, Verne was a visionary. Early in
life, he began writing for magazines and his collaboration with Pierre-Jules
Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires series that
included Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), 20,000 Leagues Under The
Sea (1870) and Around The World In 80 Days (1873). A writer of plays, poems,
operetta libretti, short stories, essays and miscellaneous non-fiction,
Verne, in his works imagined a more harmonious and humanitarian society.
English translations of Verne's novels began in 1869 with William
Lackland's translation of Five Weeks In A Balloon (originally published in
1863), and continued throughout his writing career, with publishers and
translators working together to have his most popular books printed into
On Verne and his influence on literature, Ray Bradbury had remarked, We
are all, in one way or another, the children of Jules Verne.