Jules Verne’s protagonist, Phileas Fogg, in Around the World in Eighty Days is very controlled and fixed in his routine until one day he bets his friends £20,000 he can travel around the world in eighty days. In the 19th century, that means using unfamiliar means of travel to us today: steamers, sail boats, and yes, even elephants.
I can’t remember when, but I must admit I knew exactly how the story was going to end. It could very well be that Verne’s story has been so popular that stories after Around the World in Eighty Days have been base off it. Regardless, one has to remember this book was written in the 19th century. Unfortunately I guess that means it didn’t stand the test of time very well.
Anyway, I don’t think this book is worth the read. You may be one of those people who like to read classics, if so then you may wish to read it. It’s a pretty short and quick read.