Jules Verne was a French writer. He lived in the 19th century. He wrote adventure books, like Joutney to the Centre of The Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. His favorite topic was modern (19th century) tecgnology and inventions.
One of his most popular books is Around the World in Eighty Days. It is the story of an Englishman, Phileas Fogg. Phileas had an idea. He thought it was possible to travel around the world in eight days, using modern forms of transport. His friends didn't think it was possible. So one day in October 1872 Phileas had a bet with his friends, for Ł20, 000. The same evening he left London, on the train for Paris.
Phileas and his companion, Passepartout, travelled atound the world by train and ship.He took a ship from Brindisi in Italy and went east, throught the Suez Canal in Egrypt, to India. In India he found that the railway line from Bombay to Calcutta was not finished, so he went 50 kilometrs on the back of an elephant there are many more adventures. From Calcutta he sailed to Shanghai in China in bad weather, and missed the boat to Japan.
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