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Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

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Author: Jules Verne

Year Published: 1872

Type: Novel

Genre: Adventure

Perspective and Narrator:

Phileas Fogg's quest to circle the world in 80 days is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator, who at times acts as a limited narrator, questioning characters' motives and thoughts and shifting among the perspectives of Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, Fix, and Mrs. Aouda.

Tense:

Around the World in Eighty Days is written primarily in the past tense, occasionally switching to the present tense.

About the Title:

Around the World in Eighty Days refers to the number of days in which the main character believes he can traverse the globe with London as both the starting and ending point. Phileas Fogg's whist partners at the Reform Club bet he cannot accomplish this feat. Knowing it is mathematically possible with newly built railroads, powerful steamboats, and a new canal at Suez, Fogg accepts the original bet of £4,000 but counters with his own bet of £20,000.

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