Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days occupies a key position in Jules Verne’s series of Extraordinary Journeys. By 1872 his heroes have penetrated the heart of Africa, conquered the Pole, urgently plumbed the ocean’s and Earth’s depths, and even headed breezily for the moon. Now they have only one
task left: that of summing up the whole travelling business, encompassing the entire globe in one last extravagant fling. Under its gay abandon, then, Around the World is streaked with the melancholy of transitoriness. Henceforth, there can be no virgin territory and no deflowering heroes - just glorified tourists.

Table of Content

Chapter I. In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other, the one as master, the other as man

Chapter II. In which Passepartout is convinced that he has at last found his ideal

Chapter III.  In which a conversation takes place which seems likely to cost Phileas Fogg dear

Chapter IV.  In which Phileas Fogg astounds Passepartout, his servant

Chapter V. In which a new species of funds, unknown to the moneyed men, appears on ’Change

Chapter VI. In which Fix, the detective, betrays a very natural impatience

Chapter VII. Which once more demonstrates the uselessness of passports as aids to detectives

Chapter VIII.  In which Passepartout talks rather more, perhaps, than is prudent

Chapter IX. In which the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean prove propitious to the designs of Phileas Fogg

Chapter X.  In which Passepartout is only too glad to get off with the loss of his shoes

Chapter XI. In which Phileas Fogg secures a curious means of conveyance at a fabulous price

Chapter XII. In which Phileas Fogg and his companions venture across the Indian forests, and what ensued

Chapter XIII. In which Passepartout receives a new proof that fortune favours the brave

Chapter XIV. In which Phileas Fogg descends the whole length of the beautiful valley of the Ganges without ever thinking of seeing it

Chapter XV. In which the bag of bank-notes disgorges some thousands of pounds more

Chapter XVI. In which Fix does not seem to understand in the least what is said to him

Chapter XVII.Showing what happened on the voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong

Chapter XVIII. In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix go each about his business

Chapter XIX. In which Passepartout takes a too great interest in his master, and what comes of it

Chapter XX. In which Fix comes face to face with Phileas Fogg

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Chapter XXI. In which the master of the Tankadere runs great risk of losing a reward of two hundred pounds

Chapter XXII. In which Passepartout finds out that, even at the antipodes, it is convenient to have some money in one’s pocket

Chapter XXIII. In which Passepartout’s nose becomes outrageously long

Chapter XXIV. During which Mr. Fogg and party cross the Pacific Ocean

Chapter XXV. In which a slight glimpse is had of San Francisco

Chapter XXVI. In which Phileas Fogg and party travel by the Pacific Railroad

Chapter XXVII. In which Passepartout undergoes, at a speed of twenty miles an hour, a course of Mormon history

Chapter XXVIII. In which Passepartout does not succeed in making anybody listen to reason

Chapter XXIX. In which certain incidents are narrated which are only to be met with on American railroads

Chapter XXX. In which Phileas Fogg simply does his duty

Chapter XXXI. In which Fix the detective considerably furthers the interests of Phileas Fogg

Chapter XXXII. In which Phileas Fogg engages in a direct struggle with bad fortune

Chapter XXXIII. In which Phileas Fogg shows himself equal to the occasion

Chapter XXXIV. In which Phileas Fogg at last reaches London

Chapter XXXV. In which Phileas Fogg does not have to repeat his orders to Passepartout twice

Chapter XXXVI. In which Phileas Fogg’s name is once more at a premium on ’Change

Chapter XXXVII. In which it is shown that Phileas Fogg gained nothing by his tour around the world, unless it were happiness