Around the World in Eighty Days
Publication Date: December 30, 2003
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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 re?ecting on time, space, and one man's struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.
About the AuthorFrench author Jules Verne (1828 1905) was the grand master of science fiction, publishing such notable works as "Around the World in Eighty Days", "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", and "The Mysterious Island", as well as many historical fiction adventures.
Bruce Sterling is the author of the non?ction books Tomorrow Now and The Hacker Crackdown, as well as the novels Distraction, Holy Fire, Heavy Weather, and Islands in the Net. With William Gibson he co-authored the acclaimed novel The Difference Engine. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, Texas.