Do you like adventure novels? Can you imagine traveling around the world in just 80 days? If the answer is yes, then I recommend reading the book “Around the World in Eighty Days”, by Jules Verne, one of the most famous and visionary writers in history.

In this book, first published in 1873, Verne tells us the incredible story of Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman who bets 20,000 pounds that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days, following an itinerary published in a newspaper. Together with his faithful French servant, Passepartout, Fogg embarks on an adventure full of risks, surprises and obstacles, which will take him to places as exotic as Egypt, India, China, Japan and the United States.

But not everything will be easy for Fogg and Passepartout. Their path will be crossed by Detective Fix, who pursues them believing that Fogg is the author of a robbery at the Bank of England. In addition, they will have to face problems such as transportation delays, Indian attacks, rescues of damsels in distress or schedule changes.

Will Fogg manage to fulfill his bet and return to London in time? What secrets does this mysterious character hide? What lessons will Passepartout learn from his journey? These and other questions will be answered in this book, which will make you travel the world without leaving your armchair.

“Around the World in Eighty Days” is a novel that combines science fiction, humor, romance and social criticism. Verne shows us his vision of the world in the 19th century, with its technological advances, its cultural contrasts and its political conflicts. At the same time, he invites us to reflect on the value of time, the importance of friendship and respect for differences.

If you want to enjoy an entertaining, exciting and educational read, do not hesitate to read “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne. I assure you will not regret.


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