Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

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23 March 2017
9781509827855
280 pages

Synopsis

Now on BBC! Watch Jules Verne's exciting classic adventure reimagined as an eight-part series starring David Tennant as Phileas Fogg.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition of Around the World in Eighty Days features an afterword from John Grant.

On a seemingly normal day at the exclusive Reform Club, Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of great wealth and exacting tastes, makes an extraordinary £20,000 wager; he will perform an impossible feat and circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Accompanied only by his new French valet, the steady Passepartout, he sets off on a thrilling journey. Adventure, chaos and romance ensue as Fogg and Passepartout harness the new power of steam to escape their ever-increasing enemies and beat the clock.