One of the all time great adventure novels and certainly the most famous non-science fiction one by Creator/JulesVerne.

In 1872 [[VictorianLondon London, UK]], the [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman very proper English gentleman]] Phileas Fogg finds himself in a wager at his social club that he can travel around the world in eighty days, a seemingly impossible feat to Fogg's doubters. Thus committed, Fogg begins his trip at once, bringing along his new manservant, Jean Passepartout, who ironically wanted a nice sedate job after years traveling about in various jobs such as an acrobat or fireman.

Along the way, Fogg and Passepartout have numerous adventures as they struggle to keep to a strict schedule. The most notable one in the first half is rescuing the beautiful Indian woman, Aouda, from being forced into a ceremonial self-immolation in India. Although Fogg tries to help her reach relatives in another safe British colony, this proves impossible and she becomes their fast companion for keeps who herself becomes more and more attracted to the dashing and intriguing Fogg.

Unfortunately, there is a bank robbery in London and although Fogg is completely innocent, his trip abroad seems too coincidental by Detective Fix's reckoning. So, as Fogg begins his race, Fix follows him, unsuccessfully trying to keep his quarry stationary and initially unaware of how far he is going until it becomes more worthwhile to help Fogg complete his journey back to England where Fix can arrest him.

As the gang continues their race through more adventures, it comes to a screeching halt when they reach Britain where Fix arrests Fogg. Although Fix later lets Fogg out of jail upon realizing he made a mistake, they are apparently too late as they arrive in London.

However, Aouda inadvertently saves the day, both in love with Fogg and feeling guilty that she may have cost him his bet, when she proposes to the now ruined Phileas and he joyously accepts. Passepartout is sent to get a vicar to arrange the wedding, only to learn that the gang forgot they gained a day due to traveling east and actually arrived ''early''. With only moments left to the deadline, Fogg and company race to the Club and make it just in time.

The book has numerous adaptations, first on stage and then on film and TV. See below.

* A major [[Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956 1956 film]] starring Creator/DavidNiven, Cantinflas and Creator/ShirleyMacLaine which includes the travelers taking a balloon ride part of the way, a travel option which the original Fogg dismissed as impractical. This version won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture of 1956.
* A [[WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays 1972 animated version]] in which Fogg's bet is motivated more out of love (for Lord Maze's niece Belinda) than money; notable as the first Australian cartoon to be networked in the US.
* A 1976 anime film, ''Puss 'n Boots: Around the World in 80 Days'', which stars Creator/ToeiAnimation’s mascot, Pero.
* A famous 1981 animated AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation, ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDaysBurbankAnimation'', an AnimatedAdaptation from Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia, which is also an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation, albeit a [[CompressedAdaptation compressed one]].
* A 1989 TV mini-series starring Creator/PierceBrosnan, and Eric Idle of Creator/MontyPython fame, which critics complained went at far too leisurely a pace for a story about a race against time.
* A famous 1989 TV travel documentary starring Creator/MichaelPalin of Creator/MontyPython fame where he takes the challenge to travel around the world without using aircraft, following Fogg's route as closely as possible. It turned Palin's career toward starring in a whole slew of travel series.
* A UsefulNotes/ComicRelief series featured a celebrity relay version of this trip.
* HouseOfMouse released a CompressedAdaptation, casting Mickey, Goofy and Minnie as Phileas Fogg, Passportout, and Auoda respectively. The basic story outline remains pretty much the same, but changes Fogg from an incredibly wealthy English gentleman to the caretaker of a financially struggling orphanage, and rather than as a wager, he goes on the journey as a test of punctuality in order to prove he's worthy of inhering his uncle's fortune to [[SavingTheOrphanage save his orphanage from foreclosure.]] Also, the robbery of the bank of England subplot is omitted.
* A [[Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004 2004 film]] starring Creator/JackieChan and Creator/SteveCoogan, mostly working on RuleOfFunny and (being a Chan film) slapstick martial arts. It is full of cameos by [[HistoricalFiction historical figures]].
* An interactive fiction game by Inkle called [[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]], released on iOS, Android, and PC that follows the same characters in a steampunk world complete with submarine trains, mechanical soldiers and a guild of Artificers. The player takes the role of Passepartout and allows him free reign to take nearly any route possible to complete the journey, even possibly traveling over the North Pole.
* Pioneering woman journalist Nellie Bly made the trip in RealLife, traveling east from New York, stopping in France to interview Jules Verne. She made it with eight days to spare, after Joseph Pulitzer sent a private train to California to pick her up. Her memoir ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'' was published in 1890.
* The Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' has the [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/look-to-the-west-volume-v-to-dream-again.354968/page-36#post-11931574 Great World Race]], a race between two couples (one American, one Meridian) to circumnavigate the globe in 90 days (longer because in this timeline India lacks a transcontinental railway). It has almost the same outcome as Verne's story, except the racers insist that the challenge was how long it ''took'', not what day they arrived, and therefore they failed. Most people, however, disagree.

!!The book ''Around the World in Eighty Days'' displays these tropes:
* {{Adventure}}
* TheBet: Circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Keep in mind that the book is set during the nineteenth century, before the invention and use of commercial aircraft for traveling.
* TheBigGuy: Passepartout, one of whose odd jobs was a fireman. Keep in mind the story is set in an age when firemen needed to pull the burning houses apart ''by hand'', and thus invariably were recruited from men built like brick outhouses.
** Passepartout's immense physical strength (and agility) is mentioned several times in the book: when he is forced to join a Japanese circus run by an American when he is temporarily stranded in Yokohama without any money, during the Indian attack on the train in United States, and when Fogg is forced to buy and burn a steamship when crossing the Atlantic back to England.
* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: "There is thus, so to speak, a trail of English towns all round the world."
* ButNotTooBlack: Verne makes his mixed marriage easier to swallow for 19th century readers by describing Aouda as having "skin as white as a European's" and expressing herself "in perfect English".
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: The one incident of Passepartout wandering into a temple with his shoes on, [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by Inspector Fix to try and delay the party.
* ClockDiscrepancy: At first it looks like Phileas Fogg came a day late and lost the bet, but then he notices the date in the newspaper and realizes that, since they [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine circled the world]], they had gained a day and are still on time.
* ClockKing: Phileas Fogg [[spoiler:until the end, when he breaks his usual habits to win his bet.]] Phileas Fogg is the UnbuiltTrope for the ClockKing: published at 1872, is the TropeMaker, but also explores all the ramifications about that trope: Being a MysteriousStranger, the readers never know any of his BackStory, and only in the very last chapters the reader realizes that Fogg’s extreme reserve was not an EvilBrit case, but only a severe case of BritishStuffiness. Unlike all his imitators, Fogg is very good at XanatosSpeedChess and the IndyPloy, because that’s the only way he can win TheBet. Fogg’s plan didn’t work, but it didn’t work ''in his favor'': the Universe rewards him by granting him almost an extra day. And the one obsessed with his clock was not him, but his employee, Jean Passepartout.
* CooperationGambit: The valet and the police inspector come to an agreement to help each other as long as Fogg is out of British territory - the inspector wants to arrest Fogg for a bank robbery, the valet is trying to help his boss finish his world trip.
-->"Friends, no, allies, yes, but at the slightest sign of treachery I'll wring your neck."
* CosmicPlaything: Passepartout, whom Verne seems to delight in embarrassing by seemingly out-of-nowhere situations.
* CriminalDoppelganger: Phileas Fogg is wrongly pursued around the globe by [[InspectorJavert Detective Fix]] because, in addition to the suspicious circumstances surrounding his sudden departure, he answers to the description of the gentleman who robbed the Bank of England.
* DamselInDistress: Aouda in her debut in the book. However after her rescue, Aouda more than pulls her own weight in the story. For examples, when their train is attacked by Indians, Aouda immediately gets a gun and starts shooting along with her companions and of course, she saves Fogg's future at the climax of the story.
* DarkestHour: Fogg is despondent about losing his bet because he missed his train -- but it turns out he forgot to account for the fact that he gained a whole extra day during his travels, which allows him to win the bet in the end.
* DubNameChange: Early English translations sometimes changed Fogg's first name to Phineas.
* EmergencyCargoDump: Phileas Fogg and the ship he has commandeered are racing across the Atlantic to Liverpool. Unfortunately, the coal on the ship runs out. So Fogg has the crew rip out just about everything on the vessel made of wood, and throw the wood in the furnace. By the time Fogg reaches England the ship is nothing but an iron hull above the waterline.
* EpicRace: Possibly the TropeCodifier.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Multiple references to Passepartout's watch falling further behind as they travel east, complete with an explanation in Chapter 11 regarding how the days are shorter when one travels eastbound.
* FunnyForeigner: Passepartout plays this role more than once. Vernes is playing with the trope since, as a Frenchman, Passepartout is not a foreigner from the author's perspective. This trope is deconstructed when the American circus master in Japan offers Passepartout job as a clown on his troupe, "In France, they hire foreign jesters. Abroad, they hire French buffoons."
* GentlemanThief: Phileas Fogg's CriminalDoppelganger who robbed from the Bank of England. Fix thinks Fogg is this through most of the book.
* GoingToSeeTheElephant: Literally inverted. At one point, Fogg goes to see an actual elephant, but only to hurry up and get past a gap in the train routes.
* HolyGround: Passepartout gets in trouble for wearing shoes into a Hindu temple.
* IdiotBall: Passepartout does not tell his master about Fix or the fact that Fogg is suspected of bank robbery because...uh... However: he barely knows anything about Fogg, since he basically was hired the day before the the trip around the world, so there is enough reasonable doubt in his mind Fix might actually be right, hence the delay.
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: Verne's chapter titles.
* InjunCountry: A native tribe attacks the train that Fogg and company are riding across the United States.
* InspectorJavert: Inspector Fix, who accompanies Fogg all around the world, trying desperately to arrest him. At least partially justified, as Fix will receive a share of whatever money is recovered from the thief as a reward.
* LeavingAudience: Happens to the lecturer on Mormonism. Ultimately Passepartout is the only one left listening.
* MeaningfulName: Passepartout is French for "a key that open all locks". Furthermore, the name sounds a mighty lot like "Passport", which is inseparable from the modern traveller, and the literal translation of the name is "Goes Everywhere. [[LampshadeHanging He admits himself the name is fitting]], as he went through several jobs in his past.
** Phileas Fogg's background is mysterious and obscure, or foggy.
** Inspector Fix is fixated on the belief that Fogg is the robber (an ''idée fixe'', fixed idea).
** Colonel Proctor, the UglyAmerican character. Given what proctology is (study of rectal diseases and infections), Verne is basically saying that the character is an ass.
* TheMillstone:
** Aouda fears that her presence with the travelers cost Fogg his bet by delaying him. Fogg firmly denies she was any problem and any concerns she may still have are dispelled by the fact that she is then instrumental instead in saving the day.
** Passepartout at times as well. Several large delays were caused by him, even if [[CosmicPlaything mostly indirectly]] -- like being lured into opium den in Shanghai by Fix, or being kidnapped by Sioux in America. Blundering into Hindu temple in Bombay and being dragged to court for this was totally [[IdiotBall his own doing]], though.
* TheMutiny: When the captain of the "Henrietta" refuses to alter his course and take Fogg to Liverpool instead of going to Bordeaux, Fogg incites a mutiny, essentially paying the crew to overthrow the captain and put him in charge.
* MysteriousPast: Nothing about Fogg's BackStory is explained in the book: he's simply a wealthy gentleman living off the rent on his capital, doing nothing except [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob reading papers and playing cards]] at his club. However during his journey we witness firsthand that he's able to handle a gun, to navigate a boat and a ship, knows a lot about engineering, etc. HowWeGotHere, though, remains a mystery even in the finale.
* NotSoStoic: Fogg only loses his cool once in the entire story, when Fix comes up to apologise to him for his WrongfullyAccused business, and sets him free. Phileas Fogg, quintessential GentlemanAdventurer and completely in control of his emotions and passions throughout his voyage, decks Fix so hard the inspector collapses like a sack of potatoes.
* OpiumDen: Passepartout wanders into one of them in Shanghai, at Fix's instigation, and in a drug-fueled stupor forgets to tell Fogg about their ship's schedule change, ending up in Yokohama alone, until Fogg gets there on a different ship.
* PlotHole: OK, so the International Date Line didn't exist, so Fogg might not have noticed that he was gaining a few minutes every day if he was counting off days as he went. But he should have noticed the calendar date as he transited the United States, studying train tables and ship schedules.
** In particular, even if Fogg never so much as looked at a newspaper in the United States, he should not have missed his transatlantic steamer -- unless for some unexplained reason it left a whole day earlier than scheduled.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Phileas Fogg. He's very proper and extremely stiff, and takes his routine seriously. He's also described as a very handsome man. One of his travelling companion thinks his scheme nonsensical and not what a proper gentleman should devote his time to, but he wins him over when he's determined to help Aouda.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: One of the most triumphant examples of this trope. Travel around the world in eighty days. It was extremely exciting for the writer who said he was studying ships' schedules as if it had been the most adventurous and exciting reading ever.
* RedOniBlueOni: Phileas Fogg (Blue) is pratically an automaton. Passepartout (Red) is a much more excitable fellow.
* RescueRomance: Phileas Fogg rescues Aouda from death by suttee.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: While Fogg is clearly rich, how he became rich is never made clear in the book.
* RightOnTheTick: Fogg has to be back at the club by 8:45 pm on the 80th day in order to win the bet. Not one second later.
* RunningGag: Passpartout realizes he left a lamp on in Fogg's apartment as they're leaving London. Throughout the whole trip, Fogg occasionally reminds him of the bill he's racking up.
* TheSavageIndian: A band of Sioux waylay Fogg's train.
* ScheduleFanatic: Phileas Fogg [[spoiler:until the end, where he misses a key detail and decides to heck with schedule fanaticism]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: How Fogg solves most of his travel difficulties. His luggage comprises one very oversized carpetbag stuffed with cash. Whenever a problem occurs, he buys the solution. In fact, Fogg bets half his fortune (20,000 pounds) and takes the other half with him. So, [[LampshadeHanging as Verne himself notes]] [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed in a chapter heading]], he's just about even afterwards. Note that 40,000 quid at the time is equivalent to roughly US$13 million as of now, on a gold price alone. The purchase power parity would yield even higher amount. Spending 6 megabucks in just 80 days would smooth the things up quite a bit. Even though he stands to make an incredible amount of money or lose everything, it's not about the money. It's about the adventure, and Fogg's honour: for at the outset, he notes that "a gentleman never jokes about a bet".
* StiffUpperLip: Phileas Fogg's basic personality until Aouda's heartfelt proposal at his darkest hour finally makes let himself go with love.
* SuperOCD: Phileas Fogg to the extreme. He fired a previous servant because of a very slight variation in the temperature of his shaving water. [[spoiler: He stops having this in the ending.]] Fogg's MysteriousPast and narration hinting that his super-ordered lifestyle stems from his chaotic early life may suggest that it's actually a form of PTSD.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: Fogg returns to London believing himself to be a ruined man, having spent half his fortune on the voyage and believing himself to have lost the other half in the bet. Aouda still loves him, however, and asks to get married immediately. Passpartout goes out to make the arrangements, and while doing so he discovers that Fogg's calculations are off by a day...
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Fix to a degree. He might be considered the bridge between InspectorJavert and this, being comical like a SympatheticInspectorAntagonist is, but also unethical like an InspectorJavert. Much more sympathetic in the miniseries, where he is played by [[Creator/PeterUstinov Peter Ustinov]].
* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: Col. Stamp W. Proctor who forced Phileas Fogg to duel. Fogg didn't want to do anything with him at first due to wanting to keep his timetable, but the American man would have none of it.
* WorldTour: The TropeCodifier.