Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. Phileas Fogg is a very ordinary gentleman living in nineteenth century England. He walks every day to the Reform Club, eats his meals at precisely the same time, in the same place. Though respected among his small circle of associates, he is viewed as a little peculiar. Jean Passepartout thinks this is just what he is looking for. Wanting to settle down into a very domestic mundane English life, he hires himself to Mr. Fogg as his valet, expecting nothing more than regular hours. But when Phileas Fogg makes a bet with his friends at the Reform Club, his routine life is suddenly turned on its head as he runs a race with time to make a trip around the world in eighty days. Adventure, misfortune and the totally unexpected meet Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout in this tale, Around the World in Eighty Days, making for a story that has endured for over a century as one of the greatest classics of all time.