Synopsis

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle's original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne's adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly reflecting on time, space, and one man's struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.

About the Publisher

Puffin Books

Puffin Books

Puffin is the UK's leading publisher of children's books and one of its best-loved brands. The publishing programme spans novelty books for the very young and picture books through to teenage fiction, and poetry and non-fiction through to film and TV tie-ins. Puffin publishes an award-winning range of bestselling authors including Janet & Allan Ahlberg, Eric Carle, Eoin Colfer, Roald Dahl, Anne Fine, Dick King-Smith and Melvin Burgess.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141366296
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint: Puffin Books
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 843.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: v, 292
Weight: 206g
Height: 130mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 20mm