Around the World in Eighty Days

First edition cover from 1873
Original title Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours
Country France
Language French, …
Series The Extraordinary Voyages
Genre(s) Adventure novel
Publication date
Published in English 1873
Preceded by The Fur Country
Followed by The Mysterious Island
book review – Around the World in Eighty Days – by ,

5/ 5stars
This is a great book and comes from a writer with a solid canon of pacey adventure stories. But what you miss in the film and cartoon versions is the sheer scale of the effort of Jules Verne’s vision. He must have sat there with maps, guide books and numerous steamer and train timetables to be able not only to map the journey round the world but also factor in the numerous diversions that Phileas Fogg and company have to take.