Around the World in Eighty Days | Study Guide

Jules Verne

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Around the World in Eighty Days | Chapter Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • October 2

    Phileas Fogg wagers he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

    Chapter 3
  • October 2

    Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, embark from London, England, for Suez, Egypt.

    Chapter 4
  • October 9

    Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix travel from Suez to Bombay, India, on the Mongolia.

    Chapter 8
  • October 20

    Fogg and Passepartout take the train from Bombay to Kholby, India.

    Chapter 11
  • October 22

    Fogg, Passepartout, Sir Francis Cromarty, and the elephant driver leave for Allahabad, India.

    Chapter 11
  • October 23

    The men devise a plan to rescue Mrs. Aouda from a Hindu ceremony.

    Chapter 12
  • October 24

    Passepartout saves Mrs. Aouda; they race to Allahabad. Fogg gives the elephant to the driver.

    Chapter 13
  • October 25

    Fogg and Passepartout are arrested but make bail; they leave Calcutta, India, for Hong Kong, China.

    Chapter 15
  • November 6

    Fix gets Passepartout intoxicated, causing Fogg and Mrs. Aouda to miss the steamer to Yokohama, Japan.

    Chapter 19
  • November 7

    Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, and Fix take the Tankadère to Shanghai, China.

    Chapter 20
  • November 11

    Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, and Fix take the steamer to Yokohama, Japan.

    Chapter 21
  • November 13

    Passepartout reaches Yokohama, Japan, on the Carnatic.

    Chapter 22
  • November 14

    Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, and Passepartout reconnect and leave for San Francisco, California.

    Chapter 23
  • December 3

    Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, Passepartout, and Fix reach San Francisco, California, on the General Grant.

    Chapter 25
  • December 3

    Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, Passepartout, and Fix leave San Francisco on the train to Omaha, Nebraska.

    Chapter 25
  • December 9

    The Fogg group arrives in Omaha, leaves for Chicago, Illinois, and then for New York City, New York.

    Chapter 31
  • December 12

    The Fogg group leaves New York City for London, England, on the Henrietta.

    Chapter 32
  • December 21

    Fix arrests Fogg in Liverpool, England.

    Chapter 33
  • December 21

    Fogg walks into the Reform Club at 8:44:57 p.m. and wins the wager.

    Chapter 36
  • December 23

    Fogg and Mrs. Aouda marry.

    Chapter 37

Chapter Summaries Chart

Chapter Summary
Chapter 1 It is the morning of October 2, 1872. Phileas Fogg is an eccentric man living in an upscale London neighborhood on wealt... Read More
Chapter 2 Jean Passepartout, Fogg's new valet, is thrilled to work for such a systematic man, having worked for so many unpredicta... Read More
Chapter 3 During their daily whist game, Phileas Fogg and his five Reform Club associates discuss a recent robbery at the Bank of ... Read More
Chapter 4 Phileas Fogg returns home much earlier than scheduled. He tells Passepartout they will be "going around the world" and i... Read More
Chapter 5 While Phileas Fogg and Passepartout travel, the members of the Reform Club are excited about Fogg's challenge. Soon all ... Read More
Chapter 6 Detective Fix from the Metropolitan Police stands with the British consul on the dock in Suez in Egypt. Fix is waiting f... Read More
Chapter 7 Fix shows up at the British consul's office ahead of Passepartout and Phileas Fogg and asks the consul to refuse to stam... Read More
Chapter 8 Passepartout runs into Detective Fix while shopping for clothing, and he chats with Fix, not realizing he is an investig... Read More
Chapter 9 The Mongolia travels the Red Sea between Suez and Aden speedily and safely. The captain and crew never waver from their ... Read More
Chapter 10 Before he leaves the Mongolia, Phileas Fogg gives Passepartout a list of errands and reminds him to be on the train by 8... Read More
Chapter 11 During the train ride from Bombay to Allahabad, Sir Francis Cromarty and Phileas Fogg debate the soundness of the advent... Read More
Chapter 12 Phileas Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty endure their jarring ride in the howdah seats attached to Kiouni the elephant's ba... Read More
Chapter 13 Phileas Fogg, Sir Cromarty, and Passepartout agree they must rescue the woman from being burned with her dead husband. T... Read More
Chapter 14 Kiouni the elephant rushes the passengers to their destination while Mrs. Aouda sleeps off her drug-induced state. They ... Read More
Chapter 15 As soon as Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Mrs. Aouda arrive in Calcutta, Fogg and Passepartout are arrested and are giv... Read More
Chapter 16 Phileas Fogg and Mrs. Aouda spend their trip on the steamship Rangoon together. Mrs. Aouda details her background, hopes... Read More
Chapter 17 During the voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong, Passepartout becomes suspicious of Fix's constant presence from Suez, Egy... Read More
Chapter 18 The raging storms the Rangoon endures create such havoc Passepartout fears the ship will have to turn back. At best they... Read More
Chapter 19 Passepartout heads toward the port to secure three cabins on the Carnatic for the next leg of their journey, and on his ... Read More
Chapter 20 Believing the Carnatic is not leaving until the next morning, Phileas Fogg takes Mrs. Aouda shopping for an appropriate ... Read More
Chapter 21 For the first day and a half of the voyage, the weather favors the Tankadère. Fix feels contemptible for accepting Phile... Read More
Chapter 22 Propelled by his sense of duty, Passepartout rouses himself from his drunken and drugged sleep in the Hong Kong opium de... Read More
Chapter 23 After spending the night near the port in Yokohama, Japan, Passepartout awakens at dawn starving and penniless. He decid... Read More
Chapter 24 As Phileas Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, and Passepartout cross the Pacific Ocean on the General Grant, Mrs. Aouda explains how they... Read More
Chapter 25 As soon as Phileas Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, and Passepartout, disembark in San Francisco, California, they leave for the Intern... Read More
Chapter 26 Fogg and his three companions leave San Francisco, California, the evening of December 3 on the Central Pacific line of ... Read More
Chapter 27 At 11:00 a.m. on December 5, Mr. William Hitch, a missionary on his way to Ogden, Utah, offers a lecture on Mormonism. P... Read More
Chapter 28 Chapter 28 finds the passengers on the Union Pacific crossing the treacherous terrain of the Wasatch Range and Rocky Mou... Read More
Chapter 29 The train has just crossed the 101st meridian and is on its last leg to Omaha, Nebraska, when Mrs. Aouda's fear about Co... Read More
Chapter 30 After Phileas Fogg confirms three passengers, one being Passepartout, are missing, he decides to rescue them. Fogg convi... Read More
Chapter 31 Fix must get Phileas Fogg back to England so he can arrest him. He fears he could lose the robber and the reward, so he ... Read More
Chapter 32 Phileas Fogg's luck runs out on the 71st day of his journey. On December 12, after his companions and he spend the night... Read More
Chapter 33 Captain Speedy will never change his course from Bordeaux to Liverpool, so Phileas Fogg pays the crew to get him to his ... Read More
Chapter 34 With Phileas Fogg in prison in Liverpool only hours before the wager's deadline, Passepartout blames himself for not exp... Read More
Chapter 35 The day after Phileas Fogg, Mrs. Aouda, and Passepartout return to Fogg's home on Savile Row, the house looks uninhabite... Read More
Chapter 36 The actual robber of the Bank of England, James Strand, was arrested on December 17. As soon as this news hits the paper... Read More
Chapter 37 At the parish priest's residence, Reverend Samuel Wilson tells Passepartout it is Saturday evening and not Sunday as the... Read More
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