HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Phileas Fogg was one of those mathematically exact people, who, never hurried and always ready, are ecomical of their steps and their motions. He never made one stride too many, always going by the shortest route. He did t give an idle look. He did t allow himself a superfluous gesture.'When Phileas Fogg wagers a bet that he can travel across the globe in just 80 days, little does he kw about the epic journey that he is about to undertake. With his faithful French servant, Passepartout, Phileas Fogg embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling across four continents by whatever means he can - train, elephant, steam ship - and experiencing endless surprises and mishaps along the way.
Victor Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement and is considered one of the greatest French writers. Hugo's best-known works are the novels Les Miserables, 1862, and The Hunchbak of Notre-Dame, 1831, both of which have had several adaptations for stage and screen.