Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours est un roman d'aventures. Il raconte la folle course autour du monde d'un gentleman anglais, Phileas Fogg, qui a fait le pari d'y parvenir en quatre-vingts jours. Il est accompagné par Jean Passepartout, son serviteur français. L'ensemble du roman est un habile mélange entre récit de voyage et données scientifiques.
Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet, Jean Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in eighty days by various means on a ￡20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Jules Verne's most acclaimed works.
Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. He wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is one of the most translated individual authors in the world and often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.