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Around the World in Eighty Days Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

Around the World in Eighty Days is a fantastic journey by an Englishman and his manservant in 1873. The story is a comedy filled with exotic locations, cultures, and suspense along the way. Phileas Fogg, an Englishman, with his French manservant, Passepartout, create an unusual pairing with their distinct cultural backgrounds. The journey challenges both Phileas Fogg and Passepartout in many ways, but both men come out as winners in the end. Fogg and Passepartout journey around the world to win a simple wager, but they leave an incredible story about loyalty and friendship in their wake.

Phileas Fogg is an exemplary model of the perfect English gentleman. Fogg is a Londoner, but one will never see him at the Queen's Bench, or the Exchequer. He does not belong to the scientific community, or to any other intellectual society in London. He is solely a member of the...

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