"e;Around the World in Eighty Days"e; is an epic adventure novel written by the seminal French writer Jules Verne. It tells the story of Phileas and his recently employed valet Passepartout - who set off on a mission to travel around the world in eighty days as a result of a GBP20,000 wager set by one of Phileas's friends. One of Verne's most celebrated novels, this book would make for a worthy addition to any collection, and is not to be missed by fans of Verne's wonderful work. The chapters of this book include: "e;In Which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout Accept Each Other, The One as Master, The Other as Man"e;, "e;In Which Passepartout is Convinced that he has at Last Found his Ideal"e;, "e;In Which a Conversation Takes Place Which Seems Likely to Cost Phileas Fogg Dear"e;, etcetera. This book was first published in 1873, and is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of Jules Verne.