Around the World in Eighty Days

Category
On the wall
Date
2013

‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (1873) is an adventure novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of a rich business man, Phileas Fogg and his French valet, Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days to win a wager of £20,000 set by his friends at the Reform Club in London. It was deemed possible because of the opening of a new railway section in India. It marked the start of the age of global tourism and European global dominance and the shaping of European attitudes to the colonised lands.

Note: the journey by balloon was not actually used by Verne but appeared in the 1956 film adaptation.

DIMENSIONS - 21.5 x 31cm framed